We examine the spatial Markov properties of all three velocity components in inhomogeneous turbulence. We use measurement data of the axisymmetric far wake behind a disk at
, measured simultaneously with cross hot wire probes at twelve different distances from the flow axis. We show that the velocity components and Reynolds stresses can be approximated by Markov processes for large enough separations perpendicular to the flow direction. Our results indicate that the n-point correlations of the velocity components and the Reynolds-stresses in inhomogeneous turbulence might be approximated by a stochastic process governed by a Fokker-Planck equation, which could be the basis of a stochastic closure of the Reynolds averaged momentum equations.