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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 with 3 Comments »
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.

Leave a comment Comments → 3
  1. itwasntmethistime says:

    Not assigned to JBLM, assigned to a base in South Korea, but he’s still at JBLM. Sounds to me like they are splitting hairs as to who this guy “belongs” to.

  2. Sroldguy says:

    His family was living on JBLM while he is assigned to a base in Korea. He arrived at the base in Korea in May this year. He might have come back to take his family to Korea. Also could be other reasons. It is not unusual for a military family to be on one base while the spouse is assigned to another base. No “splitting hairs” at all.

  3. EastCoastBias says:

    Its call home based assignment program (HAP) soldiers who go to Korea can leave their family at an Army Installation that they plan on being assigned to after tour is complete. Seeing he left in May, its most likely that he was using his Mid Tour Leave to come to WA.

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