A U.S. Army soldier assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division was discovered dead in her on-post housing Wednesday morning in what authorities are investigating as a homicide. The victim, 24 year-old Iris Armstrong, was a human resources specialist stationed at the North Carolina base.
A statement posted by the 82nd Airborne Division’s Facebook page expressed that, “By all accounts she was a great Soldier and a great person.”
Armstrong’s battalion commander, Lt. Col. Jeremy St. Laurent, said, “Specialist Armstrong was an outstanding soldier who was well-liked throughout the battalion and at Garrison Operations. She always had a smile on her face and her attitude and character epitomized what the Army looks for in our leaders. Our thoughts, prayers, and condolences go out to her Family, friends, and loved ones during this very difficult time.”
Chris Grey of the Army Criminal Investigation Division told The Daily Caller that the FBI is now taking the lead of the investigation and that it is investigating this case as a homicide.