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Foul play is not suspected in the death of a chief warrant officer found Wednesday in her apartment near Heidelberg, Germany, U.S. Army Europe representatives said Friday.

Chief Warrant Officer 3 Heather Arnett was found by members of her chain of command Wednesday after she failed to report for duty.

An autopsy is being conducted, and no cause of death has been established, said Robert Purtiman, a USAREUR spokesman.

Investigators with the Criminal Investigation Command and the German police are working the case, he said. Arnett lived in St. Leon-Rot, a town near Heidelberg.

Arnett, 35, joined the Army in 1990 and was a personnel officer for NATO as a part of Headquarters, Allied Land Component Command Heidelberg.

She was born in New Orleans and is survived by her parents, Purtiman said.

A memorial service is planned for 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Mark Twain Village chapel.


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