Edward Lester Gibbs
- Category : 1924-births
- Type : PE
- Profile : 4/6 - Opportunistic / Role Model
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Planning 4
American homicide; strangled and bludgeoned a woman to death and hid the body.
A Lancaster, PA college student, he was popular with good social and academic standing. On 1/10/1950, he gave secretary Marian Baker a ride on her way to the bank. He made a detour to park at a scenic view when he acted on his sudden impulse to strangle her and then bludgeon her to death with a wrench. There was no sexual assault, however he stole her rings and purse.
Gibbs put the body in a hole under a summer cottage and covered it with sheets of corrugated metal. With the police search, her body was found four days later. Her watch had been smashed in the struggle and was stopped at 2:36 PM, establishing the time of the crime. Gibbs was picked up and went to trial in mid-March. Found guilty of first degree murder and his appeal turned down, he was electrocuted in April, 1951.