Local 1976 cold case homicide solved

Janet K. Conrad's body was found inside a laundry room at the Antlers Plaza Hotel on Dec. 3, 1976. Courtesy: Colorado Springs Police Department

The Colorado Springs Police Department announced Wednesday they have linked an inmate in Canon City to the slaying of an Antlers Plaza Hotel employee more than three decades ago.

Thirty-four-year-old Janet K. Conrad’s body was found on December 3, 1976 in a laundry room of the hotel.

Her death was ruled a homicide.

Investigators said Robery Baillie, 58, is suspected of killing Conrad.

They said DNA analysis led them to Baillie, who is already imprisioned in Canon City, serving a sentence for sexual assault.

He was eligible for parole in Janurary 2014.

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