Police investigate death of Wiesbaden soldier's wife
German and U.S. police are investigating the death of a 30-year-old wife of a soldier based in Wiesbaden, Germany.
The soldier, whom authorities would not identify due to the family notification process, called authorities to his apartment in the Hainerberg housing area shortly before 6 p.m. Tuesday, according to a German police news release.
The release stated the 33-year-old soldier said he returned home to find his wife in the bathroom and unresponsive. Emergency medical personnel attempted to revive the woman, but were unsuccessful, the German police said.
The woman’s hands were bound and she had a scarf wrapped around her neck, according to the release.
Authorities took the soldier into custody, but later released him to military police, the release said.
An autopsy performed by German authorities determined the woman died of suffocation. The news release stated there was no evidence of massive violence, consistent, for example, with a struggle.
Donna Dean, spokeswoman for the 221st Base Support Battalion, said Thursday the soldier is assigned to the 421st Medical Evacuation Battalion.