Couple sought in Vernon Hills murder found

(Kristina Aksman)

April 8, 2010 4:36:54 AM PDT
Two people wanted in connection to the murder of a Vernon Hills woman have been picked up by police in Montana.

Daniel R. Baker and Kristina Aksman are wanted for questioning in the death of Kristina's mother, Marina Aksman, 50, who was found dead in her home last week. Her car was missing.

An officer spotted Aksman's 2009 Nissan Rogue with Illinois license plates speeding on Route 2 in Montana. When the deputy attempted to stop the vehicle, according to the press release, a chase ensued.

Officials stopped the vehicle, and Baker, who was driving, and Aksman were taken into custody.

Baker has been charged in connection to the traffic violation, including speeding, resisting arrest, eluding an officer and driving under the influence. He is being held in Montana pending a resolution of those charges and extradition to Illinois.

Aksman is considered a material witness and remains in protective custody in Montana.