Woman Murdered In Newburgh

Authorities say a fugitive from Illinois is accused of killing a woman in Newburgh this weekend. 

 Police responded to a Carson Avenue home yesterday and found 47-year-old Tanya Smith dead. An investigation lead to murder charges against 59-year-old Kevin Cook, who is wanted on an open warrant from the Illinois Department of Corrections. 

Detectives say they determined that Cook had been living with a relative in Newburgh. It's not clear what connection if any existed between Cook and the victim. 


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