Joseph “JoEd” Edwards


In the early morning hours of July 12, 1964, Joseph “JoEd” Edwards, an African-American resident of Natchez, Mississippi, in his early 20s, was seen leaving work at the end of his shift as a porter at the Shamrock Motel (the Shamrock) in Vidalia, Louisiana Although unclear, Edwards may have been seen by a friend on the evening of July 12, and by XXXXXX with whom XXX was living the next evening, July 13.  On July 19, 1964, Edwards XXXXXX, reported XXXXXX missing to the Vidalia Police Department (VPD).  On July 21, 1964, XXXXXX made a similar report to the Natchez Police Department (NPD).


Incident Date: 
Sunday, July 12, 1964
Case Name: 
Joseph “JoEd” Edwards
Industry Code: 
Civil Rights Division
Updated October 6, 2016