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Army releases identify of post homicide victim
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The identity of a woman found dead in Fort Stewart post housing was released on Friday. 

Abree Boykin was found dead in her home Tuesday night.   

Her husband, a 1st Armored Brigade, 3rd ID soldier, has returned from deployment to South Korea, and is being assisted by his chain of command, Fort Stewart officials said.

Post law enforcement authorities are looking for a person of interest in the case.  

Fort Stewart spokesman Kevin Larson issued the following statement earlier this week:

“The deceased spouse of a deployed soldier was discovered in her on-post residence by military police at approximately 8:45 p.m. Tuesday. 

“The Military Police received a request from a relative to conduct a welfare check. Special agents from the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command are leading the investigation and are treating this as a homicide investigation. 

“A ‘be on the lookout’ has been issued statewide for a vehicle whose driver may have information about the death. 

“The vehicle is a black 2018 Honda Accord with a Georgia license plate RLQ1762.” 

Post officials issued another release Thursday after a local television station announced the victim’s name prior to an official release from public affiars.  

Broadcasters had reported they were contacted by relatives of the victim.

Fort Stewart garrison commander Col. Jason Wolter said the incident is isolated, and the installation’s security remains intact.   

“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.  

“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,” Wolter said. 

Officials generally delay making official announcements until next of kin can be notified.

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