Brook Baker, the Indiana journalism student who was viciously stabbed to death in her bed almost 20 years ago, will be brought back into the national spotlight on the latest episode of Six Degrees of Murder on Investigation Discovery. The episode, titled "Crime Writer," will follow the twists and turns of the police investigation into the death of a journalism college coed who was working on an exclusive story that may have put her life in jeopardy.
'Six Degrees Of Murder': Journalism Student Found Dead
According to the Bryan Times, Brook Baker's tragic story made headlines in September 1997, when police discovered the 19-year-old's dead body in her bed. Brook Baker was a college student at Vincennes University, where she studied journalism. Police said the victim was naked with multiple stab wounds to the body. Indiana court records give a vivid description of the crime scene and the autopsy findings.
"The victim, Brook Baker, was continuously with other persons from approximately 3:30 P.M. on Saturday, September 6, 1997, until shortly after 1:30 A.M. Sunday morning, September 7. Her lifeless nude body with multiple stab wounds was found on the mattress in the bedroom of her rented home by her younger brother at 8:15 P.M. Sunday evening. A pathologist found that she was likely strangled, but ultimately died from loss of blood after suffering a stab wound to her left breast and eleven stab wounds to her back. Bruising on her wrists, hand, legs, pelvis, and the back sides of her elbows were consistent with a person being physically restrained against her resistance. Police found a knife in soapy water in her kitchen sink."