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The Temple Police Department investigates a Murder on Valley Forge.

On Friday, November 6, 2015, at approximately 12:37 PM, Temple Police Officers responded to the 2400 block of Valley Forge Dr. in reference to a stabbing.

Upon arrival, Officers located the victim (B/M/ 25-30 years old) who had been stabbed multiple times. The victim was treated on scene by Temple Fire and Rescue. He was then transported to Baylor Scott and White for advanced medical care. The victim’s injuries were considered life threatening.

Officers learned that a verbal altercation took place within an apartment in the 2400 block of Valley Forge. During the course of the verbal altercation, the suspect produced a knife and stabbed the victim multiple times.

The victim, 25 year old Lequincion Marquelle Baker, was pronounced deceased at 1:23pm, at Baylor Scott and White Hospital; Justice of the Peace G.W. Ivey has ordered an autopsy.

During the investigation detectives identified Edward Thomas Bush Jr., a 35 year old black male, as the suspect.   He is approximately 6’0” tall and weighs 220 pounds; he has brown hair and brown eyes.  He also has tattoos on his chest and back.  A warrant has been issued for Edward Thomas Bush Jr., charging him with Murder.

Murder Suspect Edward Bush

Detectives are asking anyone who has information of Bush’s whereabouts or information about this Murder, to contact Crime Stoppers at 254-526-TIPS (8477), go online anonymously at or text BELLCO anonymously along with the tip to 274637.  Text HELP to 274637 for help with the tip or text STOP to 274637 to stop the tip.  Message and Data rates may apply.  If your tip leads to the arrest of the suspect in this Murder you could be eligible to receive a reward up to $1,000 in cash.  All information is confidential and anonymous.


Carroll Smith
Bell County Crime Stoppers