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Search For Answers In Ahoskie Woman's Murder Continues

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Authorities in Hertford County continue to look for whoever killed 85-year-old Ruby Baker of Ahoskie inside her home last week.

A bouquet of flowers still hangs from the mailbox of her home, an expression of condolences for her untimely death.

Neighbor Toni Hunter says, "It's crazy. How could someone do this to her?"

Hunter lives next door to Baker and didn't hear a gunshot, but heard the ambulance as it arrived.

Police say they arrived at the home on March 2nd at 1:00 a.m. Because the alarm went off inside the home.

Hunter says, "I was just heartbroken because when we came out here, the ambulance was taking her out and taking her to the hospital."

Neighbor Terry Turner told us, Somebody ain't got a heart. They must ain't got a heart. She's somebody's mother and that age, come on, you don't do anything like that."

Police haven't said if anything was stolen from the house.

The Ahoskie Police requested assistance from the SBI.

RIght now, the police department and the Bertie County Sheriff's Office haven't ruled out if Baker's murder could be connected to a murder in Bertie County

Authorities say 80-year-old Bessie White was discovered last week in her burned out home on Highway 45 between Colerain and Merry Hill. They say she had been stabbed.

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The Medical Examiner's Office says an elderly Ahoskie woman who was found dead in her home early Sunday was the victim of a homicide.

85-year-old Ruby Baker was discovered inside her home around 1:00 a.m. Sunday after ADT contacted police about the woman's burglar alarm going off.

An autopsy says Baker died from a single gunshot wound to the chest, and that the gun was fired from a distance from the woman.

There has been no additional information from Ahoskie police about the case.


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The SBI has been called in to help investigate the death of an elderly woman in Ahoskie over the weekend.

Ahoskie police say around 1:00 a.m. Sunday they received a call from ADT that the alarm had gone off at 802 Parker Avenue.

85-year-old Ruby Baker was found inside her home, and she was taken to Vidant Roanoke-Chowan Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

The SBI says it is investigating the woman's death as well as a potential burglary at her home.

Police have not said how the woman died. Her body is scheduled for an autopsy later today at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.


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