Matthew Edwards’ rampage including killing his wife and their three young children. The bodies were discovered by another child who had been staying at the home. The horror unfolded along the 2700 block of Ferris Road in the Prices Corner neighborhood of Wilmington, Delaware, on July 9. At that home, police say Edwards, 42, killed his wife, Julie Burton Edwards, 41, and their three children who were all under the age of eight. The children have been named as Jacob, 6, Brinley, 4 and Paxton, 3. The family was first named in a report by ABC Philadelphia.
Delaware Online reports that state police were dispatched to the home at around 8 p.m. Once inside, police made the horrific discovery.
Speaking to the media outside of the house, Sgt. Richard Bratz of the Delaware State Police said, “It is with heavy heart I come with this to you guys. Our thoughts are with the family during this time.”
Here’s what you need to know:
1. Edwards Was Recently Emotional Over Losing His Job
Facebook/Julie Burton Edwards
A neighbor of the Edwards family told ABC Philadelphia that Matthew Edwards had been emotional over losing his job, the day before the murders. That neighbor says he told Edwards, “just worry about your kids.”
2. One Neighbor Referred tot he Family as ‘Not Exactly Friendly’
Live in Prices Corner , multiple fatalities involved in an investigation at a home on Ferris Rd. Source close to the investigation says there is no danger to the public & DE State Police Homicide Unit is on scene … @6abc pic.twitter.com/Lndz86jv5b
— Annie McCormick (@6abcAnnie) July 10, 2018
Speaking to Delaware Online, one neighbor, Myrna Hernandez, said that the family was “not exactly friendly.” Hernandez also said that she didn’t know the family very well but that she had seen their children playing in a swimming pool in their backyard during the summer. Hernandez added, “I don’t understand. It’s hard to grasp something like that, especially with children,” and that she hadn’t heard any gunshots coming from the home on July 9. Another neighbor, Brian Covenko, told NBC Philadelphia, “There’s three kids in there, wife and husband. Kind of in shock as we’re really friends with them.”
3. A Child Who Was Staying at the Home Made the Horrific Discovery
This neighbor lives across the street from where police say five people died from apparent gunshot wounds, including three kids under 8-years-old https://t.co/8e3omC2KE1 @CBSPhilly pic.twitter.com/X7rQN5dorJ
— Matt Petrillo (@MattPetrillo) July 10, 2018
CBS Philadelphia reports that it was a child who made the discovery of the dead bodies inside of the home. Alisha Garvin told the station, “A neighbor said she watched him get out of a red truck, go inside the house and then rush right back out, so apparently he had to have found them ’cause no one else was around.”
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