Dig Underway for Body of Boy who Disappeared 40 Years Ago, Believed Murdered by Serial Killer
Monday, October 6, 2008 | 7 years ago
On Monday amidst a media crush, dozens of law enforcement officers and forensic experts began digging up a small bit of land just off the 23 Freeway in Moorpark, dubbed the �safest city in Ventura County,� in hopes of finding the remains of 15-year-old Roger Dale Madison, snatched from his family 40 years ago and believed murdered by serial killer Mack Ray Edwards. Awaiting orders from their handlers were four corpse-sniffing dogs that had already �alerted� authorities to possible human remains buried there. Once the bulldozer removes the top layer of soil, police will use shovels, followed by tooth brushes, to carefully unearth any bones. Read Christine Pelisek's report on the gruesome dig.