Police Investigate Salem Homicide


Friday around 11 a.m., Salem Police responded to a report of a stabbing near Fisher Road and Watson Avenue Northeast.

Officers found a 55-year-old woman dead inside of the residence.

A man at the scene was detained for questioning.

Police identified the victim as LeAnn Baty, of Salem.

The suspect, Derek Beaton, of Salem, will be charged with Murder and Unlawful Use of a Weapon when he's arraigned on Tuesday.

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