COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado – The law enforcement officials said that the body of a female soldier who is a native of Cincinnati that was found dead inside a Colorado Springs hotel room was murdered by a fellow soldier.
The Cincinnati soldier is identified as 28 year old Army Cpl. Sergeant Kimberly Walker. She was stationed at Fort Riley, Kansas. She was discovered dead last Sunday but autopsy reveal that she died Thursday from a blunt force trauma.
Investigators said that the woman and her boyfriend had a fight on Valentine’s Day that could have prompted the killing. The El Paso County Coroner’s Office said that the Cincinnati soldier died from strangulation and a blunt force trauma, according to the reports.
Reports also indicated that the woman came to Colorado Springs to visit her boyfriend. There was no immediate information as to the cause of the dispute between the two soldiers.
The suspect for the killing who surrendered to the authorities is identified as 24 year-old Fort Carson soldier Montrell Lamar Anderson Mayo. He is a supply specialist with the 759th Military Police Battalion.
Other news media outlet reported that Mayo fled from the scene of the crime and went to a Greenville, North Carolina home. It was later determined that it was the home of his grandmother.
Mayo is being held at a North Carolina jail on a first-degree murder charge.
Records show that Kimberly was in the service for nine years. She was preparing to be deployed to Afghanistan. She was also deployed to Iraq and Egypt. She joined the army on September of 2004. Lt. Col. Brian Hughes said that the deceased captain was a disciplined and a focused soldier.
She will have a burial at Cincinnati and she will have a full military honor funeral.