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BEDFORD, Ky. (WDRB) -- Telling dispatchers he may have hurt someone, she might be dead and that he will turn himself in, Robert Baldwin then began to walk towards the Kentucky State Police post early Wednesday morning, state police tell WDRB News.
"That never happens," said Trooper Bradley Arterburn, who has been spokesman for KSP Post 5 for years. "It was 15 degrees this morning, and someone walking in 15-degree weather in the dark to come turn themselves - it just doesn't happen."
The Louisville man, who had been living in Trimble County recently, was picked up by troopers miles before her reached the post in Cambellsburg. Once KSP detectives began to investigate, they went to a home on Kenlee Drive in Bedford, where 24-year old Angela Long was discovered dead.
No cause of death has been determined.
Long's father returned home from work early Wednesday but didn't realize anything was wrong until state police detectives knocked on his door. He found his daughter in her bedroom and says state police were there to console him. He did not want to be interviewed.
Robert Baldwin was questioned by police for hours before being charged with murder and booked into the Carroll County Detention Center around 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Trooper Bradley Arterburn told WDRB News Baldwin had been staying with a relative a few doors down from where Long lived with her father.
"They did know each other, I don't know if it's just a friendship, haven't heard if it was anything romantic or anything like that," Arterburn said, referring to the relationship between Baldwin and Long.
Rachel and Miranda Zetko have been friends with Angela Long for years. Rachel said she left work early Wednesday after learning what happened.
"I'm just in shock, I can't believe it. I never thought this would happen," said Rachel Zetko. "I can't believe she's gone."
Kentucky State Police continue to investigate, and collected several brown bags worth of evidence from the trailer where Long lived with her father.
"I mean, it's pretty upsetting. I grew up with her too along with my sister. We were all like a family. It's like losing a sister," said Miranda Zetko.