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June 13, 2012 at 9:19 PM

Whidbey Island man charged in his wife’s slaying

The Associated Press

COUPEVILLE, Island County– A 62-year-old Whidbey Island man has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of his wife.

The body of 53-year-old Kathie Ann Baker was found Saturday in woods near the couple’s Greenbank home. She had been beaten and strangled.

The Daily Herald reports that Island County prosecutors allege Robert Allan Baker murdered his wife and lied to deputies when they questioned him about her whereabouts. He was charged Wednesday.

Police were asked to check on Kathie Baker after she failed to communicate with her employer for several days. Court papers say investigators found blood stains inside the couple’s house and garage. Her body was found wrapped in a tarp and bound with rope and bungee cords.

Robert Baker’s arraignment is scheduled June 25.

 

 

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