Updated: Nov 17, 2022
Preliminary information provided is that of Mr. Edwards. For details and sources related to the solved murders of the Wholaver family, please scroll through the blog post.
Christmas time is supposed to be one of the most magical times of the year. Yet for one family in Allentown, it was their worst nightmare. Robert Edwards was shot at an intersection while inside his car with his fiancee. There were dozens of witnesses yet no one knows who opened fire. For someone who selflessly gave back to his community, Robert’s murder shouldn’t be unsolved for over 15 years.
Birth: 1959 - Death: 12/25/2006
Ethnicity: African American - Sex: Male
Height: Unknown - Weight: Unknown
Hair Color: Brown - Eye Color: Brown
Hometown: Allentown, Pennsylvania (Lehigh County)
Crime Scene: His vehicle - 800 block of North 5th Street, Allentown, Pa.
Last Known Location Alive: A family Christmas Eve gathering at his aunt's house.
Injury Description: Robert was shot multiple times through the car door. It appeared as if he had used his body as a shield to protect his fiancee.
Suspect Description: Unknown
Additional Information: Police believe that Robert truly was an innocent victim. They have found no evidence to support that this was motivated by robbery, drugs, or any previous crimes.
If you have any information regarding the brutal murder of Robert Edwards in December of 2005, please contact Allentown Police, Cold Case Unit: 610 - 437 - 7721. You may reference File number 06-103297.
CASH REWARD: Available - undisclosed amount
BONUS - Solved: Wholaver Family - Murdered (2002)
A family looking to kick off the holiday traditions end up brutally executed by one of their own. On the early morning of Christmas Eve Jean, Vicki, and Izzie were each killed with a single bullet to the head by the man of the house. He made sure to render them helpless by cutting the phone lines before entering the house and committing this atrocious crime.
Left to Right: Jean, Vicki, and Elizabeth (Izzie) Wholaver.