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JANET ABAROA, 25
At 25, Janet Abaroa was a wife, mother and world-class athlete. In the late 1990's, she was an All-American soccer player at Southern Virginia University. It was there that she met a fellow soccer player and her future husband, Raven Abaroa. The couple was married in 2000 and eventually settled in Durham, NC. In 2004, Janet gave birth to a son named Kaiden. But on April 26, 2005, Janet Abaroa's life came to a tragic end. That Tuesday afternoon she picked up Kaiden at day care and went with her husband to drop off her car for repairs. The Abaroas then met with a church member at their home before Raven left the house to play in an indoor soccer game in nearby Morrisville. When he returned a few hours later, Raven found Janet upstairs, dead. She had been stabbed repeatedly. Kaiden was found in his crib uninjured.
Durham Police believe Janet knew her killer.
Police say there was no sign of forced entry, and no sign of a robbery, although a laptop computer was missing from the home.
Police do not know how long Kaiden was alone in the house after Janet's death, before Raven Abaroa returned home from the soccer game.
Police searched through the couple's e-mail accounts and correspondence to find clues. They also took the clothes Raven Abaroa was wearing that night and searched the SUV he drove home from the soccer game.
Police have named no suspects in Janet's murder.
Janet was pregnant with the couple's second child at the time of her death.
After Janet's death, Raven Abaroa moved to Salt Lake City, UT, with his son.
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Durham Police Department: 919-560-4440