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Jan 2, 2013 5:22 PM by JD Downing

Colorado Springs Cold Case Murder Solved

Colorado Springs police have announced the solving of a Cold Case Homicide from 1976. 58-year-old Robert Baillie has been arrested in connection with the 1976 murder of Janet Conrad.

Back on December 3, 1976, the Colorado Springs Police Department received a telephone call from the Antlers Plaza Hotel. The caller told them an employee of the Antlers Hotel had been found dead in a 10th floor laundry room of the motel.

Upon arrival, officers located the deceased body of Janet K. Conrad, and upon investigation, her death was ruled a homicide. Following years of DNA collection and analysis, police say the evidence pointed to Mr. Baillie, who is incarcerated in the Fremont Correctional Facility in Canon City. He is currently serving a sentence for sexual assault and was eligible for parole in January 2014.

The work the Colorado Springs Police Department did that resulted in this arrest was funded by a federal grant. The Colorado Springs Police Department applied for and received federal funding to re-examine unsolved "cold" sexual assault and homicide cases. The $464,724 grant was awarded in 2009 from the National Institute of Justice under a program called "Solving Cold Cases with DNA".

 

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