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Victim identified in Durham homicide

Authorities found the body of Crystal Lynn Baker, 24, of Durham, near Chandler and Ross roads.

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DURHAM, N.C. — Police said Wednesday that they have identified the body found in a wooded area of eastern Durham last week.

An officer searching the woods for a break-in suspect found the body of Crystal Lynn Baker, 24, of Durham, near Chandler and Ross roads on Friday.

Investigators haven’t released a cause of death, but the case is being investigated as a homicide.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Durham Police Department at 919-560-4440, extension 29335, or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200.

Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases, and callers never have to identify themselves. 

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