5.9k Share this
FARMINGTON, N.M. — A man suspected in the death of his former girlfriend in New Mexico last year has been arrested in Illinois, according to authorities.

Farmington police said 51-year-old Thomas Howard is facing a second-degree murder charge.

It was unclear Sunday if Howard has a lawyer yet who can speak on his behalf.

Police said officers went to do a welfare check on 65-year-old Roberta Baier on Dec. 6 after her friends reported not hearing from her in several days.

After several failed attempts to contact her, officers entered Baier’s apartment and found her dead.

Police said the death was deemed suspicious and detectives began a homicide investigation.

They said Howard was located in the Chicago suburb of Berwyn and arrested on an unrelated warrant.

Howard remains in the custody of authorities in Cook County, Illinois as he awaits extradition to New Mexico.

Copyright © 2022 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.

Source: ABC7

5.9k Share this
You May Also Like
Seandell Holliday, 16, had a goal of living to 21 but was fatally shot at Millennium Park

Seandell Holliday, 16, had a goal of living to 21 but was fatally shot at Millennium Park

CHICAGO (CBS) — The mom of the 16-year-old boy who was shot…

Martin Lewis brands Ofgem’s plans a ‘f****ng disgrace’ after regulator announced price cap plans

Money saving guru Martin Lewis has today apologised after unleashing a foul-mouthed…

‘The Lord God Blesses Our Struggle, Which Is Just’

ROME — Ukrainian Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk decried the ongoing Russian offensive…
Police shut down Millennium Park after teen shot and killed

Police shut down Millennium Park after teen shot and killed

Police shut down Millennium Park after teen shot and killed – CBS…
President Joe Biden condemned the Buffalo mass shooting as an act by 'a lone gunman, armed with weapons of war and a hate-filled soul' during an event honoring law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty in the last year

Biden slams ‘hate-filled’ Buffalo gunman while honoring fallen police by demanding MORE funding

Joe Biden gave an impassioned plea Sunday during a memorial for fallen…
Jen Psaki held back tears in her final White House press briefing on Friday

MSNBC refuses to deny former White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki will be its new star host

MSNBC on Friday refused to deny that outgoing White House press secretary…
Footage posted online showed thousands of hip-hop and R&B fans walking through the streets following reports of gunfire at the Lovers and Friends festival

Thousands of revelers race towards the exit and trample each other at Lovers & Friends festival

Panicked hip-hop and R&B fans reportedly rushed to the exits of Saturday…

Johnny Depp vs Amber Heard trial latest: Heard says 2018 abuse op-ed wasn’t about her ex-husband

LIVE JOHNNY DEPP VS AMBER HEARD LIVE UPDATES: Amber Heard admits ACLU…