Taft Murder Scene Turned Back Over To Homeowner

Raleigh police say they have released the crime scene where Kathy Taft was murdered more than 2-1/2 weeks ago. Since March 6th, the home on Cartier Drive has been secured with crime scene tape as police investigate the State Board of Education member's murder.

Taft was found severely beaten at a friend's home and died three days later at WakeMed. Last Friday night Raleigh police held an informational checkpoint in the neighborhood so fliers on the Taft murder could be handed out to motorists who might have been in the area at the time of the murder.

There have been no arrests yet in the Greenville woman's death, and police say no additional updates can be released in their investigation.

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Friday night Raleigh police set up checkpoints in the neighborhood where Kathy Taft was murdered two weeks ago.

There's no word on whether the checkpoint produced any new information.

Taft, a member of the State Board of Education, was assaulted while spending the night in a friend's home on Cartier Drive, The Greenville woman died three days later at a Raleigh hospital.

Police say the informational checkpoint was near the intersection of Oberlin Road and Cartier Drive. A flier was distributed to motorists passing through the area asking them for any information concerning Taft's murder.

Police say checkpoints like these are an "investigative technique" Raleigh police use to gather information from those who regularly travel through an area.

Taft's family has offered a $25,000 reward for information leading to the identity and conviction of those responsible for her murder.

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