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Dahmer survivor makes Milwaukee court appearance

Tracy Edwards, the man who led Milwaukee police to serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer 20 years ago, was charged Friday in the death of a homeless man who drowned after he was thrown off a bridge. (AP Photo/Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office)

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The man who led Milwaukee police to serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer 20 years ago made his first appearance in court.

Fifty-two-year-old Tracy Edwards and 44-year-old Timothy Carr are charged with recklessly endangering safety in the drowning of Johnny Jordan. They allegedly argued with him, picked him up and threw him off a downtown Milwaukee bridge Tuesday.

In July 1991, Edwards escaped from Dahmer’s apartment and led police to him.

Edwards’ attorney asked the court commissioner to allow his client to participate by telephone for Saturday’s appearance, citing potential adverse publicity of video showing Edwards’ in handcuffs.

But Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports the commissioner denied it, set bail at $10,000 and an Aug. 8 preliminary hearing.

Carr also appeared and received the same bail order and hearing date.

Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, http://www.jsonline.com

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