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Mary Catherine Edwards

KJAS News has learned that an arrest has been made in a 1995 sexual assault and murder of a Beaumont school teacher.

31-year-old Mary Catherine Edwards was found by her parents deceased in the bathroom of her home on Park Meadow Drive in Beaumont’s west end on Saturday, January 15th, 1995. Investigators say she had been drowned. According to investigators, Edwards lived alone and she was last seen alive the previous evening.

KJAS has learned from a source close to the case that on Thursday night, a 61-year-old male suspect, who would have been 34 at the time of the murder, was arrested in Franklin County Ohio and he is currently incarcerated there.

We will update this story when more information becomes available from Beaumont Police or the Texas Rangers.

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