Important Notice: This page only contains basic information that publically available, to view my work on the case during for this year please follow this link.
Iva was last seen leaving her job at the Ranch House restaurant on west 49th Street in Hialeah, Florida at 1:30 a.m. on October 26, 1974. She left with her estranged husband, James "T-Bone" Edwards and they walked across the street towards Big Daddy's Lounge. She has never been heard from again.
Iva and her husband married in 1949 and had twin boys and three daughters. James was dishonorably discharged before the marriage and was arrested a dozen times, mostly for minor crimes. He did serve fourteen months in prison for grand larceny. According to her daughters, James had a violent temper and also sexually abused them. They told Iva about it on several occasions, but she didn't intervene. All of the couple's children had serious problems as adults, and one of their sons committed suicide while in his twenties.
Iva finally left James in 1974 and moved in with her eighteen-year-old daughter and infant grandson in an apartment in the 600 block of west 68th Street in Miami, Florida. She took a late-shift job at the Ranch House to support herself. On the evening of October 25, two days before their 25th wedding anniversary, James came to the Ranch House and waited several hours in the parking lot until Iva got off of work. She never returned to her daughter's apartment. When questioned, James said he'd had a drink with Iva and dropped her off at the apartment at 2:45 a.m. He noticed about five "hippie type" Puerto Rican men in the parking lot as he did so. He had then driven home to Fort Myers, Florida, arriving at 5:45.
Foul play is suspected in Iva's disappearance. Her case opened 2018 by Psychic Brian Ladd.