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Article updated: 12/14/2012 9:12 AM

Chicago man held in pregnant Ind. woman's slaying

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CROWN POINT, Ind. -- A Chicago man has been arrested in northwest Indiana on charges of killing his pregnant girlfriend.

The Times reports that 28-old Isiah Barker was in custody Friday on preliminary charges of murder and feticide. It wasn't clear whether he was being held in Lake County or Illinois.

Barker was arrested in the death of Cynthia Funches of Highland, Ind., whose body was found in a storage bin at a home in Chicago in June 2011. An autopsy found she had died from blunt force trauma and that she was about 20 weeks pregnant when she was killed.

A Chicago Police Department report says Funches told officers that Barker struck her about the face and body with his hands and a metal pole about two weeks before she died.

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