BEAVER (KDKA) –Police are continuing to build a case against a man accused of shooting and killing his girlfriend in Beaver County earlier this week.
According to police, 30-year-old Addaleigh Amelia Huzyak was found dead in her apartment in Beaver on Monday. She was found in her bed with injuries to her face, head, neck and arms. Huzyak died of a single gunshot wound to the head.
Her boyfriend, Edward Baker Jr., was arrested in Kentucky Tuesday morning.
At a news conference Wednesday morning, police said they will be serving additional search warrants as they build a case against Baker.
“We’ve been relentless with this. We promised the family the night it occurred that we were not going home until we had this guy in custody and that’s in fact what occurred,” Pennsylvania State Police Lt. Eric Hermick said.
According to court papers, Baker failed to show up for work at the Sunoco A-Plus on Monday. The suspect’s father stopped into the gas station, allegedly telling the two employees that his son was on the run after killing his girlfriend and to not tell anyone.
“The fellow employees are who started this whole investigation. There was no indication that anything had happened until they had reported it to us,” Beaver Borough Police Sgt. Ken McCoy said.
Police say Baker also left behind a suicide note at his father’s home, where he lives.
Baker’s father received a text message from his son while being interviewed by police on Monday. According to court papers, the text message said, “The voices made me do it.”
According to Winchester Police in Kentucky, officers tracked Baker’s cell phone to a rest stop along Interstate 64. Initially, he was asleep in his car when officers approached and tried to apprehend him.
Baker said he wouldn’t give himself up and told officers, “Just shoot and kill me.”
A struggle ensued as an officer tried to get him out of the car. However, Baker put the car in reverse and dragged the officer for a few feet. Baker got away, nearly hit two other officers and got back on the interstate.
He was taken into custody after a brief chase. Baker will face charges in Kentucky and Pennsylvania.
Baker has been a registered sex offender since 2013 under Megan’s Law.