Friday, August 12, 2011

Belton Police Make Arrest In Cold Case Homicide

I love stories where police solve cold case homicides and this one over at the Killeen Daily Herald is no different. According to the story Belton, TX Police, on of our local law enforcement agencies recently made an arrest in a 22 year old homicide.

Samuel Edward Baker, 44, was taken into police custody Thursday and charged with the September 1989 murder of 74-year-old Shellie Latham.

Belton Police Department Sgt. Larry Berg said DNA evidence led police to believe Baker was responsible for the murder. He would not elaborate further.

Authorities arrested Baker in Buda, where he worked as a truck driver. Baker's last known address was in Temple, Berg said.

Great job BPD! I look forward to seeing this one go to trial.

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