Kaiserslautern investigators seek suspects in soldier’s death
January 5, 2006
Investigators with the Criminal Investigation Command in Kaiserslautern, Germany, are asking for help in apprehending suspects connected to the alleged slaying of a soldier last year at Kleber Kaserne.
Sgt. Juwan L. Johnson, 25, of the 66th Transportation Company of the 28th Transportation Battalion, was found dead in his bed on the morning of July 4 by another member of his unit.
While officials initially said there was no indication of foul play, fliers offering a $25,000 reward for “information leading to the arrest and conviction” of those responsible for Johnson’s death were posted at Kaiserslautern installations this week.
Investigators are looking for information regarding Johnson’s whereabouts the day before his death, whom he was with or any routines that might have changed, as well as any other relevant information, according to a release issued Wednesday by the 21st Theater Support Command, which oversees Johnson’s unit.
Maj. Allen Hing, a spokesman for the 21st TSC, would not comment on why investigators were now offering the reward, or the status of the case in general, citing the ongoing nature of the investigation.
The soldier who found Johnson’s body told investigators at the time that Johnson complained about not feeling well the previous night. Johnson had asked the soldier to check on him throughout the night. The soldier last visited him at about 4 a.m. and said Johnson looked pale, but appeared to be OK.
Johnson, of Baltimore, would have been discharged later in July after having finished his six-year military commitment.
Anyone with information on Johnson’s death is asked to contact the Criminal Investigation Command for Kaiserslautern at DSN 493-2020, or 0631-3406-2020.