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Archive for Wednesday, May 23, 1990

MURDER PROBE IS CONTINUING

May 23, 1990

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Authorities said today that their investigation into the death of a 25-year-old Lawrence woman continues to progress, but offered no other new information about the homicide.

Lt. Mike Hall, head of the Lawrence Police Department's detective division, said investigators still are following leads in the death of Tamara C. Baker, who was last seen alive Oct. 31.

Baker's decomposed body was found April 27 in a brushy, wooded area south of the 800 block of East Eighth Street.

Police today refused to release any information surrounding Baker's disappearance or the cause of her death.

Two of Baker's friends said shortly after her body was found that she had gone out Halloween night with a group of people she had met in the Douglas County Jail.

The people returned the next day to Baker's house and told her ex-husband that they had dropped her off at a house in the 800 block of Connecticut. She was never seen alive after she left her house.

Hall also would not say whether police had identified any suspects in the murder.

When asked why police are continuing to withhold facts on the case more than three weeks after their murder investigation began, Lawrence Police Chief Ron Olin said, "Because of the possibility of undermining the successful resolution of this case."

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