Police: Ex-girlfriend not a suspect

Updated: November 28, 2003, 12:40 PM ET
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INDIANAPOLIS -- Police searched The Indianapolis Star offices Friday morning and seized a computer used by a slain Cincinnati Reds outfielder's former girlfriend.

Sheriff's detectives confiscated the computer formerly used by 24-year-old Jennifer Gaddis, the former girlfriend of baseball player Dernell Stenson.

Gaddis no longer works at the newspaper.

Police in Chandler, Arizona, say she is not a suspect. They're calling her an investigative lead in Stenson's death. Chandler police detectives searched her home in Indianapolis a week ago.

The 25-year-old Stenson was found dead on Nov. 5 after a night out with friends. He'd been playing in the Arizona Fall League. Four men have been arrested in connection with his death.

According to police reports, Gaddis sent threatening text messages to Stenson's cell phone two weeks before he was kidnapped and killed.

"U better pray I never see you U again, I swear Dernell U R worth a murder charge 4 & that is all U R worth," one message said.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.