Wiesbaden Army spouse's death is ruled a homicide
Stars and Stripes December 5, 2004
An Army spouse found dead several weeks ago in the couple’s apartment in Wiesbaden, Germany, was the victim of a homicide, according to the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command.
A spokesman for the command, based at Fort Belvoir, Va., would not discuss the case in detail, other than to say 30-year-old Chevonne Talbot’s “death has been ruled a homicide.”
Talbot’s husband is a soldier assigned to the 421st Medical Evacuation Battalion in Wiesbaden. Authorities have not identified the husband by name and he is not in custody.
“To protect the integrity of the investigation, I will not provide any details of the case at this point,” Chris Grey explained in a written statement.
“However, I will say that CID is aggressively working this investigation and is determined to bring the person or persons responsible for this crime to justice.”
German authorities are assisting in the investigation, Grey added.
Talbot, of Georgetown, Guyana, a small country in South America, was found dead Oct. 12 in the couple’s apartment in the Hainerberg Housing Area. Talbot’s husband told police he found his wife’s body when he returned home from work that day.
A news release issued by German police soon after the death stated the woman’s hands were bound and that she had a scarf wrapped around her neck. Talbot also had an object, which wasn’t identified, stuck in her mouth.
Talbot was apparently having an affair with the husband of a female soldier, according to Wiesbaden police department official Oliver Welpot.
Welpot said the man, who has been questioned by authorities, had been in frequent contact with the victim through e-mails and telephone calls.
“The guy definitely knew the victim,” Welpot said in an October interview. “He says they didn’t have a sexual relationship, but it looks like they did.”