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Husband Questioned in Wife's 2005 Slaying

Posted February 9, 2007

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— Police investigators spent the past week in Salt Lake City working with the FBI on a nearly 2-year-old unsolved homicide case involving a pregnant Durham mother.

Investigators would not say much about their work in Utah but said an FBI agent interviewed Raven Abaroa on Thursday.

He moved to Utah shortly after his wife, Janet, was killed in April 2005. The 25-year-old was found stabbed to death in a bedroom of her west Durham home.

Janet Abaroa was pregnant with her second child when she died. The couple's 6-month-old son was found unharmed nearby.

Raven Abaroa told police he found his wife's body after he returned home from an evening soccer game.

Investigators said there was no sign of forced entry at the house, and police have maintained that the slaying wasn't a random crime.

Durham police have not called Raven Abaroa a suspect in his wife's death and said he was cooperative during the FBI interview last week.

Two months before his wife was killed, Abaroa was charged with embezzling $10,000 from his former employer. He later pleaded guilty and is halfway through a two-year probation sentence.
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  • E-Diva Feb 10, 2007

    Well, we now know that Mark doesn't like Chapel Hill and Durham...I wonder what area around here he did find suitable enough to call home.

    Can't he reach the caps button with his right arm if his left won't work? Still trying to figure out how he "can't reach" anything on the keyboard. Seems like if you can type an "a", you can hit the Caps.

  • mayor Feb 10, 2007

    And all of the above relates to the above story?

  • dollarbill2388 Feb 10, 2007

    hey chris, if all you have to do with your life is to tell poeple on wral.com not to type in caps, i feel very, very sorry for you...to be sure you can find something a little more constructive to do with your time......IDIOT !!!

  • georgewilson11 Feb 10, 2007

    Is this the same Chris Nelson who works for the Black Widow in Pinehurst ?

  • BRUCEY BABY Feb 10, 2007

    CHRIS DOT NELSON, AM TYPING WITH MY RIGHT HAND YOU MUST BE POLITICALY CORRECT. CANT REACH THE CAPS WITH MY LEFT HAND. GET A LIFE VILLIAGE BOZO.

  • Matthew 19_21 Feb 9, 2007

    sounds like the screaming ALL CAPS village idiot MARKDANAMAN to me

  • BRUCEY BABY Feb 9, 2007

    SOUNDS LIKE DURHAM TO ME..