Man Dies After Being Left For Dead In Delray


Ralph Baker courtesy Delray Beach Police.
Ralph Baker courtesy Delray Beach Police.

DELRAY BEACH, FL ( — Police in Delray Beach are investigating a bizarre incident. A man was left for dead at a Delray Beach Fire Station and died. Investigators are seeking information.
From Delray Beach Police:

On Friday, January 10, 2014, Delray Beach Police Officers were called to 501 W Atlantic Avenue (Delray Beach Fire Station 1) for a suspicious incident. When they arrived, they found that a white male had been dropped off at the Fire Station and he had a laceration on his head. The male was identified as Ralph Baker. Mr. Baker was wearing blue jeans, white shirt and no shoes.  Witnesses told officers that at 2pm on Friday, Mr. Baker was dropped off at the Fire Station by two black males that were driving a large 4 door sedan (possibly a Chevy Caprice or similar body style).  The males in the car left Mr. Baker at the Fire Station and were gone when officers arrived.
Shortly after police arrived at the fire station, they were told that Mr. Baker was deceased. The reason for his passing is unclear at this time.Delray Beach Police Detectives are asking that the two men that were in the sedan, or anyone with information on the events leading up to Mr. Baker’s death, contact them. This can be done by calling Detective Stephanie Kearney at 561-243-7800, via Palm Beach County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-458-TIPS, or by using the Delray Beach Police I-phone and Android MYPD application.  You can remain anonymous using any of these methods.


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