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Appeal for witnesses in murder case

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Wednesday, 20th June 2007 By Dan Ketteringham

Police are urging visitors to Alton Towers last weekend to help them find the killer of a disabled man.

Gregory Baker, 61, was found dead at his home in Gallows Green, Alton on Saturday morning by carers paying a routine visit. There were no signs of forced entry and initially the death was treated as unexplained.

However, a post mortem examination revealed that Mr Baker, who had lived in the village for 25 years, had been asphyxiated.

The officer leading the murder enquiry, Detective Chief Inspector Ken Raper, said he was keen to speak to anyone who was in or travelling through the Alton area between 6:30pm on Friday and 8:00am on Saturday, including visitors to Alton Towers or its hotels.

"It may be that people were going to or from Alton Towers and saw individuals acting suspiciously," he said.

A major forensic examination of Mr Baker's home is continuing.

Source: BBC News


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