The following article is concerning the body found of James Edwards.  James' mother came to Patricia who told her where to find the body and that the body was still in water.  Mother shared her tape with the police.  Police then continued the search and found the body in an area such as Patricia described.



The badly decomposed body of James Edwards, 19, of 718 10th Ave., was discovered yesterday in a pile of driftwood in the Great Miami River near the Williamsdale Dame, north of Hamilton. Police had been searching for the body since Feb.27 when Edwards drowned after allegedly stabbing his ex-girlfriend to death.    
     The body was discovered at 1:15 p.m. yesterday by a Miami conservancy district crew that was clearing the area of debris with a large crane.
     Middletown detectives said the work crew had been digging in a pile of driftwood at the entrance to Hamilton's hydraulic canal for about three hours when their crane uncovered the body of Edwards.
     "The body was found almost exactly where we discontinued our search two weeks ago," said Detective Byree Johnson of the Middletown Division of Police.
     Johnson said that local police and canine units were within about 10 feet of the location of the body but that the water level was "considerably higher"  then and covered the area where the body was found.
     According to Johnson, the conservancy district crew began working in the area the day after the police ended their search two weeks ago.
     Identification of the body was made through Edward's shoes, clothing and his drivers license which was found on the back pocket of his pants Johnson said.
County Coroner Garret Bodes and Deputy Corner Joe Brandaubur concluded a post mortem at the scene and the body was released to a Hamilton funeral home before being brought to Middletown.
     According to Middletown police, Edwards stabbed and killed Shelia Mahone, 20, of Fifth Avenue the afternoon of Feb 27, and disposed of her body in the Great Miami River.  Her body was recovered a short time later near the pumping station on North Avenue.
     Police theorized that Edwards fell in the river and drowned when he carried the body of the Mahone woman into the water.
     Edwards was a graduate of Fenwick High School and was a started on the school's basketball team.  He also played basketball for Middletown High School before transferring to Fenwick.
     He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Grant Edwards of 10th Avenue; five brothers Grant, Jr., William, Wayne, Ronald and Donald, all of Middletown;  three sisters, Mrs. Lucy Motley of Atlanta, GA, Dorothy and Joyce Edwards, both of Middletown.
     Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Tried Stone Baptist Church, with the Rev. Herbert Hart officiating.
     Friends may call at the church from noon until the time of the services.  Burial will be in Woodside Cemetery.
Arrangements are by the Hall-Jordan Memorial Chapel.


She's not at all the typical psychic

     Journal-News Writer

FAIRFIELD - Mention the word "psychic" and immediately the image of a fortune teller comes to mind -- perhaps a mysterious older woman wielding a deck of cards or maneuvering about a Ouija board.
     Psychic Patricia Mischell is not like that at all.
     Patricia, who resides at 6246 Shannon Drive, in Fairfield Township, looks younger than her 42 years.  There is a sparkle and vitality abut her.
     Although she has only practiced as a psychic the past four years, it is something that has always been a part of her life.
     Psychic means ESP (Extra Sensory Perception).  Patricia said, and most of her family has it.
     "I always thought my mother knew everything," she said, "I thought she was a detective."
     There is nothing mysterious about it, as far as she is concerned.  It is something we all have, she said, but most haven't developed.
     "It means that you are using six of your senses, rather than five."
     Four years ago, she began to study with a 72-year-old seer named, Emil, who taught her how to develop her ESP.
     When she first met him, he told her she was going to be doing what he was doing.
     "I though he was crazy,"  she laughed, "and I had just lost $5."
      At about the same time she began reading the Bible, and understanding it, she said.
     "I was close to it (the Bible) in my life," said Patricia, "but never a part of it.  When I opened it, I didn't understand it."
     She said she began to realize that Jesus spoke in parables and the message was there if you were ready to hear it.
     Until this point, Patricia's life read like a paperback novel.
     Her father deserted the family when she was only three.  She worked from the time she was 10 years old,   
 doing housework, babysitting, anything she could to help out.  she had to quit school in the eighth grade.
     At 14, she entered modeling school and started dancing lessons, appearing on local TV talent shows.
     Then there were a few years of studying in a convent with the Sisters of the Poor.
     After that was business college, marriage, a family, and divorce.
     She has held jobs as a typist, realtor, office manager and worked for a tax examiner just to name a few.
     Just before she met Emil, she went through a really bad period of suffering with various illnesses.  She had pain caused by arthritis, she said.
     Patricia said she approached the teachings of the Bible wit love, not fear.  And her life took a new turn.  she learned that people, not god, cause their own pain and misery, she said.
     "God's will is love," she said, "and if his will is really love, how can he hurt you?     He can only love you."
     Today Patricia Mischell has many titles - psychic, counselor, teacher, lecturer, healer and president of two Psychic Worlds, Inc.
     But she warns of some in her field who are not to be trusted.  "Stay away from psychics who tell you to come back," said Patricia,  "you should be able to give people a reading and they shouldn't have to come back.
     "We have a bunch of idiots out there wearing turbans that give us a bad name and I am very much against anything to do with black magic or the occult.  I think people should be aware of charlatans out there."
     Through her faith, Patricia seems to have found inner peace.
     "Once you remove your ego," she said, "and allow God to work", then you can't go wrong.
     "I believe the Father is the most loving man in the world."                          

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