The Central Alabama Crimestoppers Podcast

Murder Investigation of Earl Cosby | CrimeStoppers Central Alabama | Episode 5

September 2, 2021


Victim: Edwin Earl Cosby

237 N. Jackson Avenue

Rutledge, AL


Crenshaw County Sheriff’s Office 



The family of a Crenshaw County man continue their search for answers 5 years after his death. Edwin Earl Cosby was murdered in June 2016.

On June 14, 2016, 78-year-old Edwin Earl Cosby was found deceased at his body shop located at 237 N. Jackson Avenue in Rutledge, AL.  Upon further investigation, it was determined that Mr. Cosby was murdered.  Mr. Cosby was last seen alive Monday afternoon around 3:30 pm at a store in town. His son, Brent Cosby, found his body around 7:30 pm Monday night in his office.

A reward of $20,000 is being offered for the arrest and conviction of all persons responsible for the death of Edwin Earl Cosby. The Cosby Family is offering $10,000 and the State of Alabama’s

Governor Kay Ivey signed a proclamation on May 19, 2017 offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) found guilty of his death.  Central Alabama CrimeStoppers is offering a $5,0000 reward to be paid within 30 days of arrest.


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