Friday, June 08, 2007

YOUR 15 MINUTES: MySpace and Murder

Eeeeeeeveryone has a MySpace these days, darling, everyone. Last year, someone uncovered the creepy MySpace profile of Tom Stephens aka "The Bishop", a suspect in the murders of five women in England. Now someone has uncovered the possible MySpace of Edwin Hall, the 26 year-old man accused of kidnapping 18-year-old Kelsey Smith at a Target and killing her. Only the name "Jack," which Hall is known by to neighbors, is used on the MySpace page, and the picture posted strongly resembles the 26-year-old who is married with a 4 year-old son. The person on the MySpace page also uses the same age and location as Hall, and a person with the same name as his wife, Aletha, has a page linked to "Jack's." ...and apparently he likes to eat small children. Both profiles have been deleted. Alas, I have the text from his profile: Leave it to the good, old internet - someone has copies of his site here , his wife's site here and a blog here. “Sweet Troubled Soul”
Male 26 years

United States

Jack’s Interests

General: eating small children and harming small animals, or maby ua reaing and ua painting photography is cool, want to own my own company someday
Music: Lacuna Coil, H.I.M, And a lot of trendy EMO bands, (No not really)

Movies: anything that pushes the envalope, A clockwork Orange, Srangeland and lets not forget horror movies!!!! yea scary (or cheesy)like both
Television: Lost Dead like me and eureka is cool
Books: House of leaves- daniel Z. The Dark Tower Series- Kingand also Koontz , Lovecraft all the greats. o yea also the telaphone book, (its a page turner!!!)
Heroes: Batman, and my dad (The bastard)

Jack’s Blurbs

About me:
Its never what it seems untill you look inside the book, and those people you look up to are not as cool as they think. I love reading and to paint though I dont have enough time for either. fast cars are nice and hope
to own one someday( a fast one Im not a looser I have a car)

Who I’d like to meet:
Gandi why, well to seem interesting and “with it” cause we all know its all aboutwhat others think right?

Last Login: 6/6/2007

Jack’s Details
Status: Married
Here for: Networking, Friends
Orientation: Straight
Hometown: Emporia
Body type: 5′ 9″ / Athletic
Ethnicity: White / Caucasian

Zodiac Sign: Libra
Smoke / Drink: No / No
Children: Proud parent

Education: High school
Occupation: Millwork Specialist

Another interesting development with this case is that another young girl, 17 year old Kara Kopetsky, went missing in early May only about 6 miles from where Kelsey's body was found. Im not sure if we didn't hear about it because she's not All-American enough or something... At this time, some police are saying the events are unrelated and some police are saying they're investigating the possible connections. On May 4th, Kopetesky went missing. "There's been no contact she hasn't called there's been no bank activity," her mother, Rhonda Beckford said. The Beckford's are following Kelsey's case, hoping it will lead to answers in Kopetsky's investigation. "It's almost one month to the day that Kara came up missing that Kelsey came up missing," her stepfather James Beckford said. "They said it was abnormal for that to happen. They said she has no reason to leave or runaway. Kara had no reason to leave or runaway," Rhonda Beckford said. When her mother walked into Kara's bedroom, nothing was missing."Her dresser is full," Rhonda Beckford said Thursday as she opened one of her daughter's dresser drawers. None of her clothes are gone, and her iPod and phone charger are on a bedroom table, something the 17-year-old's mother said Kara would never leave behind. "If this was planned, she would have taken clothes and she didn't," Beckford said while holding a missing poster of her daughter. "If she had to buy clothes, she would have had to use her debit card, and she didn't." [source]

Again, this is a friendly PSA from CH to think about the potential ramifications of MySpace. Your MySpace could be used against/for you if you're a victim/suspect/criminal. It can be used to paint whatever kind of picture the press wants to paint. ...aaaaaaaaaaand your friends could be people you really don't want to be friends accused killers and stuff. Really kids, pay attention..I say this because I love our readers, not because I'm turning into a paranoid old lady! I'm not. Really. I promise.


Anonymous said...

There is a yahoo profile for an “Edwin Hall”, that may be the same Edwin Hall in this case. The Yahoo Edwin Hall lists his occupation as a ceral killer, something about eating flesh and that All of lifes problems are a direct result of a lack of fleshly pain. It says he's 21 but Yahoo ages do not automatically progress. This person would have been 21 in the year that the Yahooprofile was created, 2001. Check it out here:

xine said...

The Olathe man accused of murdering Kelsey Smith of Overland Park was convicted in juvenile court of threatening his sister at knifepoint when he was 15, according to court records.

Edwin R. Hall, 26, pleaded no contest to aggravated assault in the incident that occurred on May 14, 1996, in Emporia, according to Lyon County District Court records. He was removed from his adoptive home after entering his plea about two weeks later.

The court ordered that he be placed in SRS custody and returned to the Northeast Kansas Regional Detention Facility in Lawrence. He was to be detained there until he could be placed in a secured care setting by SRS.

Hall spent three years in Kansas juvenile correctional facilities, according to information obtained by The Kansas City Star today through the Kansas Juvenile Justice Authority. Hall spent time at four facilities from 1996 to 1999 when he was released.

Hall was admitted to the Youth Center at Larned on July 30, 1996, said Bill Miskell, of the juvenile justice authority. He was transferred to the Comprehensive Evaluation and Treatment Unit at Larned on Oct. 1, 1996. He then went to Focus on the Future community placement in Salina in early 1997 and the Topeka Juvenile Correctional Facility in April of the same year.

Hall was released to Sedgwick County Youth Aftercare Program in March 1999. He was official discharged in June 30, 1999.

Hall was charged Thursday in Johnson County District Court with first-degree murder and aggravated kidnapping in Smith’s death. She was abducted from a Target in Overland Park on Saturday. Her body was found near Longview Lake Park on Wednesday.