Inside the Evidence: Victor father shot and killed in 1979

July 12, 2019 06:59 AM

VICTOR, N.Y. (WHEC) — A father shot and killed in Victor. Forty years ago investigators believed they would solve the case, but to this day no arrests have been made. 

It was November 1979. The scene of the crime: a modest home in the Village of Victor. Jerry Baker, a 34-year-old father, was found killed execution style. He was shot three times in the head. Investigators say Baker had been sitting in a chair in his living room when someone ambushed him. 


Baker's daughter and wife weren't home at the time. The very next day Baker was supposed to testify in court. 

"The shooter came up behind him and shot him once in the right side of his head," said Ontario County Sheriff Kevin Henderson. "He fell out of the chair apparently and the shooter actually shot him an additional two times in the opposite side of the head."

Investigators say it appeared to be a hit. Friday night, News10NBC's Nikki Rudd will explain the court case that was happening at the time and show you pictures from the crime scene never released before. Plus, why a pillow case is now at the center of the investigation. 

News10NBC also spoke with Baker's daughter who now lives in Florida. She desperately wants to know who killed her father and why.

If you have any information call the Ontario County Sheriff's Office at (585) 396-4638.              

Watch our full Inside the Evidence report Friday on News10NBC at 11. 


Nikki Rudd

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