The husband wanted for killing his active-duty Army wife at Fort Bragg on July 1st has been found dead following a standoff with police in Phoenix.
Phoenix Police, with the help of the FBI, barricaded the area around a Phoenix apartment complex where the suspect was hiding.
According to the FBI, Jason Earl Armstrong Jr., 27, killed his wife, Iris Armstrong in their on-base home on July 1st. The Medical Examiner ruled her death was caused by sharp and blunt force injuries, suggesting she was stabbed and beaten, according to the FayObserver.
Iris Armstrong joined the Army in 2012 and was assigned to the 189th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion (Superchargers) of the 82nd Airborne Division.
It was not until July 6th -five days after her death- that her body was discovered. According to the FBI, Jason Armstrong was seen using his wife’s debit card shortly after the murder on a surveillance camera.
After several hours outside the Phoenix apartment, officers made entry into the apartment and found Armstrong dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police told ABC15.
The FBI originally suspected that Earl would travel to Columbia, South Carolina; Atlanta; New Orleans; Houston, Dallas or Amarillo in Texas; Phoenix; or Los Angeles because he had ties to these locations.
Funeral services for Iris Armstrong were held at the First NE Baptist Church in Columbia, South Carolina on July 18th.
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