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Fauquier authorities say they’ve solved 32-year-old murder

January 15, 2013 | Virginia News

WARRENTON (AP) — Virginia authorities are expected to release the identity of a suspect from West Virginia in a slaying that's remained unsolved for more than three decades.

Fauquier County Commonwealth's Attorney Jim Fisher and Sheriff Charlie Ray Fox Jr. said Monday warrants were being issued in the New Year's Eve 1980 slaying of Brad Baker. Baker was the manager of Kinloch Farm, an estate owned by relatives of Stephen Currier of the famed Currier and Ives prints and famed banker and philanthropist Andrew Mellon.

Fisher and Fox said they would identify the suspect and provide additional details on the case today.

The 30-year-old Baker was found with shots to his head and groin, with the front door window panes smashed out of the two-story farmhouse where he lived.