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Boston Police Make Arrest In Slaying Of Artist

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Boston police have made an arrest in connection with the mysterious death of an artist last summer.

Police say 24-year-old Ritcher Baez was arrested Monday in New York City.

Baez is facing a murder charge in connection with the death of 40-year-old Pippin Roe.

Roe's body was found in a wooded area of Boston's Roxbury neighborhood on July 13. Although the body showed no obvious signs of trauma, her death was ruled a homicide.

According to her obituary, Roe had studied in Boston and Amsterdam and graduated from the San Francisco Art Institute. She had recently won an award from the Fitchburg Art Museum.

It's unclear when Baez would return to Massachusetts. It was not known if he has a lawyer.

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