Videos appear to depict fugitive as a ‘predator and monster’

In a series of eight self-made videos posted online, a person who appears to be Mark Edwards depicts himself as both a predator and a monster. Mostly set to harsh rock music with ominous chords, the violently toned videos highlight a unique part of Edwards life.

Edwards is being sought by Clark County law enforcement. Edwards and a 14-year-old neighbor, Michaela Bruce, went off together Sunday and have not been seen since.

His first, five-minute video, entitled “Slayers of the Covenant,” shows young women posed in a variety of suggestive costumes — reminiscent of vampire-like creatures. In one particular scene, a woman is pinned against a tree with knives surrounding her head as another blocks her from moving.

Edwards’ second video brings more “slayers” into the scenes with a tagline “See The Covenant grow, more slayers join the battle.” Pictures most likely found on the internet are integrated with shots of his “slayers” laying in coffin-like structures and holding guns. This video is also the first to feature Edwards costumed with long, dark hair and fully covered body. Seemingly random bystanders also join the video as they pose with Edwards.

The third video, “The Sertch!” shows Edwards perusing a mall after closing hours. While this video doesn’t show any “slayers,” Edwards is seen walking around a mall and shaking bars to closed stores.

The same girls used in the first two videos make brief appearances in the fourth video, entitled “You Know Who I Am.” His next video however, focuses mainly on himself. His pet alligator also makes brief appearance.

“Monsters!,” his seventh video, is a 45-second monologue describing the childhood notion of monsters under the bed. He explains to the camera “The thing about monsters is, you never know where they’re hiding.” No slayers are brought into this short piece, as only a partially covered Edwards and his brightly blue tinted eyes are front and center. The final video is mostly a compilation of found pictures — shiros, vampires and lycans.

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