Roger Dale Madison
Missing since December 16, 1968 from Sylmar, Los Angeles County, California
Classification: Endangered Missing
Circumstances of Disappearance
Roger Dale Madison was last seen on December 16, 1968 in Sylmar, CA. He was a friend and classmate of the son of serial killer Mack Ray Edwards.
Edwards told police he stabbed Madison repeatedly while they were in an orange grove and that he buried him under the 23 Freeway in Thousand Oaks which was under construction. Edwards was working on the project and said he used a bulldozer to bury the youth.
In March 1970, Mack Ray Edwards surrendered to police and confessed to murdering 6 children between 1953 and 1970. He once claimed to have killed 18 but in 1971 while on death row he committed suicide. Edwards confessed and was convicted of the murder of Gary Rochet, Donald Allen Todd, and Stella Darlene Nolan. He also confessed to killing Brenda Jo Howell, Donald Lee Baker, and Roger Dale Madison. He was never charged with the murder of these children because their bodies haven't been found.
He is suspected in the disappearances of Bruce Kremen, Karen Lynn Tompkins, and Thomas Eldon Bowman.
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Los Angeles Police Department
Agency Case Number: 06-1617540
NCIC Number: M825962092 NCMEC Number: NCMC1061964 Source Information: Return to the Unexplained Disappearances' Index
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The Los Angeles Times
NamUs MP #4637
NCMEC Number: NCMC1061964
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