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Edrick Lamont Faust – Tara Baker Cold Case Murder SOLVED After 23 YEARS

On January 19, 2001, University of Georgia student Tara Baker was murdered in her apartment. As CrimeOnline previously reported, Athens police announced earlier this month that they had made a break in the case. Authorities allege that Edrick Lamont Faust, now 48, is responsible for killing Baker, then a student at the University of Georgia School of Law.

Faust has been charged with murder, two counts of felony murder, aggravated assault, concealing the death of another, possession of a knife during the commission of a felony, tampering with evidence, and aggravated sodomy.

The perpetrator sexually assaulted her and then lit the apartment on fire. The case went cold in the town of Athens for over 20 years.

On this episode of “Body Bags,” Joseph Scott Morgan will break down the science of solving a cold case and Dave Mack will fill in the blanks of the story that shocked Northern Georgia for over 20 years.

Recently, the murder of Laken Riley brought the Tara Baker homicide back into the conversation and with great detective work and with biological evidence and DNA science, the cold case became hot again, as hot as the fire the suspect set to destroy evidence of the horror he created.