Iva Lorene Edwards
Missing since October 26, 1974 from Hialeah, Dade County, Florida
Classification: Endangered Missing
Circumstances of Disappearance
Iva Edwards was last seen leaving the Ranch House restaurant on West 49th Street in Hialeah, where she worked as a waitress. She left with her estranged husband. Together, they walked across the street to the Big Daddy's Lounge. Another waitress watched them go about 01:30 a.m.
The husband admitted to detectives that he had had a drink with Iva, and then dropped her off at her apartment about 02:45. He denied knowing anything about Iva's disappearance and suggested she might have run off.
Iva was a mother of five. She lived with her daughter at the time.
Her daughters were certain their mother wouldn't have simply run away. All her clothes were still in the apartment.
Foul play is suspected.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Hialeah Police Department
Official Cold Case Investigations
Iva Edward's Family
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