The parents of a Fort Lewis soldier killed in Iraq earlier this month says someone shot their daughter on an American military base near Kirkush.
Staff. Sgt. Amy Tirador of Colonie, N.Y., died Nov. 4 in what the military called a non-combat incident. Her mother told The News Tribune on Tuesday that her 29-year-old daughter was shot execution-style, in the back of the head.
The military is investigating, a process that could take two or three months. Until then, officials are releasing few details.
“It was not a suicide,” said her mother, Colleen Murphy. “And it was not an accident. There are so many scenarios about what could have happened, and that’s why everyone is being so closed-mouthed about it.”
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