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Man sought in woman's death arrested

A man accused of killing a Maryland woman whose body was found under a New Jersey bridge over the weekend has been arrested in Canada, authorities said.

Canadian authorities arrested Benjamin Moore, 46, of Lexington Park, outside a Days Inn Hotel where he was staying in Niagara Falls, authorities said.

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Moore, left, and Baker. (Courtesy of St. Mary's County Sheriff)

Maryland law enforcement officials had been working with Canadian police to track Moore after he was accused in the death of Devon Baker, 37, also of Lexington Park.

Baker's body was discovered by a fisherman near the Princeton Country Club in Trenton, N.J., about 8 p.m. Sunday, authorities said.

She had been missing since July 17 when she was seen leaving a residence on Liberty Street in Lexington Park, according to authorities. The relationship between Moore and Baker wasn't clear, but the pair knew each other, Capt. Terry Black of the county sheriff's office said.

Authorities are awaiting the results of an autopsy to help determine when and how Baker was killed. It was also unclear where she was slain.

Moore will be held in Canada pending extradition proceedings.

This item has been updated since it was first published.

-- Mike McPhate

By Washington Post Editors  |  July 27, 2010; 11:52 AM ET
Categories:  Around the Nation , Around the World , Homicide , St. Mary's  
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Comments

Benjamin Moore seems to have painted himself into a corner.

Posted by: sotiredofit | July 27, 2010 9:18 AM | Report abuse

Umm, Buddy the U.S. needs to talk to you about some murder you committed while you were over there, so we're going to have to ship you on back acroos the border.

Posted by: PublicEnemy1 | July 27, 2010 12:21 PM | Report abuse

was he REALLY that hard to find in canada?doesn't this dope know if your black and not on the jays or raptors they're gonna arrest you. hahahahahaha

Posted by: qwerty18 | July 27, 2010 3:26 PM | Report abuse

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