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RAF MILDENHALL, England — An Air Force airman has been detained for questioning in the death of a female airman Sunday at Naval Air Station Keflavik, Iceland.

Airman 1st Class Ashley Turner, 20, of the 56th Rescue Squadron, was found unconscious with trauma to her head and neck in a common room of her dormitory on Sunday evening, said Tech. Sgt. Pam Krill, a spokeswoman for the Air Force’s 85th Group public affairs office at Keflavik.

Turner was taken to Naval Hospital Keflavik at the base where she was pronounced dead at 10:56 p.m. Sunday, Krill said.

An Icelandic woman also was detained, but was released without being charged, said Fridthor Eydal, a spokesman for Iceland Defense Force, according to a report in the Frederick (Md.) News-Post.

The airman and the Icelandic woman were acquaintances of the victim, Krill said. No charges have been filed against the airman, she said.

The News-Post also reported that Turner had been stabbed and that she was to testify in a court-martial against the airman. Krill would not confirm the News-Post’s account of the killing or whether Turner was to testify against the other airman.

Another newspaper, the Iceland Review, reported that the suspect had been accused of stealing money from Turner’s credit card. The News-Post reported that Turner’s friends collaborated the story about the theft.

The Naval Criminal Investigative Service, Air Force Office of Special Investigations, Navy Security and the Icelandic police all are involved in the investigation.

Turner’s friends in the States are in shock over her death, the News-Post reported.

“She’s been my sister for the past 12 years,” said Jenna Lynn of Frederick, according to the News-Post. “We did everything together. We were more than best friends.”

The 85th Group is a geographically separated unit of the 48th Fighter Wing at RAF Lakenheath, England.

Turner was born March 20, 1985, in Frederick, Md., and enlisted in the Air Force after completing high school. Upon graduation from technical training, she was assigned to NAS Keflavik, where she served in aviation resource management.

She is survived by her parents, Lawrence and Lisa Turner, and her brother, Jason. Her parents are both retired from the U.S. Navy.

A memorial service is scheduled for Wednesday at the base.

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