The deceased wife of a deployed Fort Stewart soldier has been identified by the Military police, as law enforcement continues to hunt down an individual they believe to be connected to her death.
24-year-old Abree Boykin was found dead in her on-post residence on Tuesday night, after relatives asked MPs to conduct a wellness check.
Boykin’s husband, Unit Supply NCO Shawn Boykin, was married to her just before he deployed to Korea. In a Facebook post, he discussed how distraught he was after learning about the loss of his wife.
“I’ve literally just lost my best friend in the world,” he wrote, noting that he was leaving Korea to come back to Fort Stewart. “I’m so sorry that I couldn’t be there to protect you as a husband.”
As the investigation continues, local residents are feeling the tension in what they feel is a case foul play with a suspect on the loose.
“How safe are we? Like, she’s dead, her husband’s gone, nobody knows what happened. It’s just like this big, unanswered whatever. It’s sad to think something like that can happen right here in this area,” Whitney Wilson said.
According to WTOC, Criminal Investigation Command Special Agents are leading the investigation and treating it as a homicide.
Fort Stewart Garrison Commander Colonel Jason Wolter assured that the incident is isolated and that there is no threat to the installation’s security as a whole.
“This is an ongoing investigation. The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, the Directorate of Emergency Services, and our federal, state, and local law enforcement partners are working this case around the clock to close the investigation,” Wolter said in a recent press release. “Based on this particular incident, we believe this to be an isolated event, and residents should have no heightened concerns about their safety or security.”
In Georgia, the hunt is still on for the driver of a black 2018 Honda Accord, bearing Georgia license plate# RLQ1762.
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