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Murdered woman Lina Reyes-Geddes found wrapped in a carpet is solved by a piece of ROPE After 24 years

THE chilling riddle of a murdered woman Lina Reyes-Geddes found wrapped in a carpet nearly 24 years ago has finally been solved by a piece of rope, murdered by her husband Edward Geddes.



THE chilling riddle of a murdered woman Lina Reyes-Geddes found wrapped in a carpet nearly 24 years ago has finally been solved by a piece of rope.

On April 20, 1998, a bystander discovered the body of 38-year-old Lina Reyes-Geddes that had been discarded on the side of a road close to Maidenwater Spring, Utah.

According to the authorities, she was first bundled in plastic bags, then wrapped in duct tape, then tied with a rope, and then tossed into a sleeping bag before finally being wrapped in a carpet.

Using modern DNA analysis techniques, the police have come to the conclusion that Lina Geddes was murdered by her husband Edward Geddes, who then committed suicide in 2001, three years after Lina’s death.

Detectives used a sophisticated vacuum to extract his DNA from the rope over 25 years later.

Brian Davis, an agent with the Utah State Bureau of Investigation, stated that Edward was cremated, which meant that the police needed to collect DNA from two relatives in order to compare it to the DNA that was found on the rope.

Mr. Davis stated that an other set of male DNA was discovered on the rope; however, these results were later disregarded, and Edward was deemed to be the culprit.

In 1998, when Edward was being questioned by law enforcement, he stated that his wife was driving from Ohio to Texas, and from there she was going to Mexico.

But Mr. Davis thinks that Lina was murdered in Ohio and then moved to Utah after her body was moved.

The investigator has stated that he does not understand why Edward drove more than 1,800 miles to dispose of his wife’s body.

Even before the groundbreaking DNA evidence pointed to Edward as the killer, there was circumstantial evidence that led in that direction, according to Davis.

“There are many highs and lows in the field of law enforcement, but I would rank this case at the top of the list in terms of just making you feel good,”

“At the very least, there’s some sense of closure, and at the very least, there are answers.”

During an interview with FOX3, he stated, “Their family believed that Edward had done something to her.”

They just hadn’t proven it yet, but that was always their suspicion about the situation.

Because Lina had not been reported missing by her husband at the time that her body was discovered, the local authorities were unable to positively identify her remains, and the investigation into her death was eventually closed.

According to Mr. Davis, Lina wasn’t reported as missing until five months had passed since her aunt, who resided in Mexico, had seen her alive for the last time.

In 2018, Lina’s sister Lucero traveled all the way from Mexico to offer a DNA sample to the authorities, which allowed them to determine with certainty that the body was that of Lina.

For the past ten years, she has been referred to solely as the “Maidenwater victim.”

In 2019, she was quoted as saying, “I felt that for 20 years no one would listen to me.” But I can now explain what took place.

Not as I had anticipated, but yet, I’m here to bring her home with me.

According to Mr. Davis, “She was very grateful and appreciative, even as far back as 2018 just from the ID; she was really grateful and humble for what had been done.”

Earlier on in the inquiry, the police looked into convicted serial murderer Scott Kimball as a possible suspect. Kimball is believed to be responsible for the murders of at least four other persons, in addition to several other murders that remain unsolved.

But according to Mr. Davis, he was never even considered a suspect in the end.


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