Investigators mull charges after Carroll wife’s death
Stars and Stripes May 13, 2008
SEOUL — A U.S. military spokesman said Sunday that investigators could file charges by the end of the week in the case of an officer’s wife who was found dead in a mountain valley Friday afternoon, though no suspects have been named.
Maj. Jerome Pionk, 19th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) spokesman, said he couldn’t release the cause of Lea Gray’s death because of the ongoing investigation.
The 27-year-old was the wife of Capt. Christopher Gray, a member of the 25th Transportation Battalion in Daegu.
South Korean police and U.S. Criminal Investigation Division agents found Gray’s body around 4 p.m. Friday afternoon in a mountain valley near Camp Carroll. The Filipina woman was reported missing from her on-post apartment on April 20.
A Daegu police spokesman said Saturday that U.S. agents asked the South Koreans for help searching the mountains because they believed the woman was dead.
South Korean police have no plans to investigate the death, the spokesman said, because the woman falls under the U.S. military’s Status of Forces Agreement.