Local Suicide Exposed By Nevada DMV.
Aug 30, 2016
Local Suicide Exposed By Nevada DMV.
what Charles Rodger Edgell of Conroe, Texas initially called into the Liberty
County Sheriff’s dispatcher around 11:pm on Monday, August 15th was
obviously meant to sound like a suicide call has now resulted in he and his
girlfriend, Jennifer Burkes, being wanted by Nevada authorities for attempting
to secure a driver’s license from that state with a deceased person’s social
security number. Edgell’s remark to the dispatcher was to the effect that, “….
I have a lot going on in my life and I’m dying of cancer, etc…”. However, what
was later discovered and what Edgell failed to tell the dispatcher was that he
had just recently been indicted for Sexual Assault in the 359th
District Court in Conroe, Texas.
lead Investigator Sgt. Billy Knox said could almost be described as a “movie
script” started out as a missing person case by the Sheriff’s Office based upon
receiving the phone call from Edgell and finding his white 2006 Mustang
abandoned on the Hwy. 105 Trinity River bridge with his Last Will and Testament
lying on the dashboard of his car. An all day search followed the next day on
the banks of the Trinity River with volunteer searchers and cadaver dogs
checking the shore line for the body of Charles Edgell but coming up with
negative results. Sgt. Knox was still conducting the follow-up investigation on
the alleged “missing person” when he received a telephone call on Monday from
the Nevada authorities.
to the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles, Charles Edgell had entered their
office and attempted to secure a state driver’s license but for identification he
was using a social security card of his girlfriend, Jennifer Burkes’, deceased
husband who also had the first name of “Charles”.
the DMV clerk ran the social security number and it came back to a deceased
person Edgell was confronted with this fact which caused him to flee from the
office but he left his girlfriend behind. Authorities questioned Jennifer Burkes
but had nothing to hold her on so she was released. However, the DMV’s
follow-up on the social security number led them to call the family of the
deceased person who, in turn, told them what was probably going on with Edgell
and Burkes. It was at that time the Nevada DMV contacted Sgt. Knox and the
circumstances of this staged suicide in Liberty County began to come together
and the reason for Edgell’s attempt to secure a
new identity in another state became more obvious.
Knox said the Nevada DMV now have three outstanding felony warrants on Charles
Edgell and the possible involvement of Jennifer Burkes and both are being sought
at this time by Nevada authorities. This is in addition to the felony Sexual
Assault indictment in Conroe, Texas.
is unknown if the pair will try to return to the Conroe and Liberty County area
or remain on the run in Nevada . Charles Rodger Edgell is described as a white
male, 6-3”, 180 lbs with brown eyes and brown hair. Jennifer Burkes is a white
female, 5’-7”, 112lbs. with brown hair and green eyes. They are thought to be
in Burkes’ vehicle but the make and model are unknown at this time.
a result of the notification and information from the Nevada Department of
Motor Vehicles, the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office has closed out the “Missing
Person” case on Charles Edgell and any further follow-up will be on the more
serious felony indictment out of Conroe, Texas and by that agency. (End)
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