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Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen and Jefferson County Sheriff Paul Milbrath announced that the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department, in conjunction with the Wisconsin Department of Justice, arrested Edward W. Edwards late this afternoon in connection with the murders of Kelly Drew and Timothy Hack. The suspect was taken into and remains in custody in Louisville, Kentucky.
"I am pleased the work of law enforcement and the success of our cooperative cold-case efforts have resulted in the arrest of a suspect in this matter," said Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen. "My thoughts are with the family and friends of Ms. Drew and Mr. Hack."
The Hack/Drew Murders, dating back to 1980, were the subject of a cooperative "cold-case" investigation by the Wisconsin Department of Justice and the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office and have been the subject of recent media attention into the murders.
Sheriff Paul Milbrath said, "My goal has always been and remains to get justice for the victims of these crimes. This arrest brings us closer to that goal."
Reporters and media inquiries are directed to the Jefferson County District Attorney's Office for further information. Details regarding a potential press conference are pending with the District Attorney's Office at the time of this release.
A link to NBC 15's original story profiling the cold case can be found here.
Additional local coverage from the Jefferson Daily Union on the reopening of the cold case investigation can be found at:
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