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UPDATED: Army confirms JBLM death is being investigated as a homicide

Post by Adam Ashton / The News Tribune on Aug. 27, 2012 at 1:05 pm |
August 27, 2012 7:42 pm

UPDATE: The woman’s  mother told The News Tribune Monday that the Criminal Investigation Division told her that her daughter was stabbed in the chest, that her son-in-law was being held in custody on base, and that he called 911 after his wife had bled out. She arrived at the base today, and said officials wanted to speak with her more tomorrow.

INITIAL POST: A spokesman for the Army’s Criminal Investigation Command in Virginia today confirmed that a Saturday death at Joint Base Lewis-McChord was a homicide, but the military does not plan to release much more information today.

Chris Grey of the Criminal Investigation Command said the Army has apprehended a suspect. The suspect is a soldier who is not assigned to Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

The victim’s mother on Sunday told The News Tribune that the suspect was her son-in-law. He was assigned to a base in South Korea, and his family planned to join him.

The mother said her daughter was stabbed to death.

We’ll update this story as we learn more.

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