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Family identifies deceased spouse of deployed Fort Stewart soldier

Abree Boykin (Source: Family) Abree Boykin (Source: Family)

Military police are currently investigating a homicide after they found the wife of a deployed soldier dead inside her home on Fort Stewart Tuesday night. 

Military police found the woman dead in her on-post residence Tuesday night close to 9 p.m. Her husband is currently deployed.

The family has told WTOC the woman was 24-year-old Abree Boykin, but Fort Stewart officials are not confirming the identity yet.

Three of Boykin’s relatives told WTOC that she went to high school in the Atlanta area and they are heartbroken over the loss. They say Boykin’s husband was deployed just a few weeks after they got married.

"She recently got married in January to her husband who is stationed overseas. That was the joy of her life. She loved him and he loved her,” Arnitra King said.

Law enforcement found her after they received a call from a concerned relative wanting them to go check on her, but what was a routine wellness check is now an active homicide investigation, according to Fort Stewart officials. 

Special agents with the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command are searching for someone they think could be connected to the crime or have information about what happened. 

Agents are searching for the driver of a black 2018 Honda Accord with the Georgia license plate RLQ1762. They haven't said whether or not this is a suspect - just that the driver could have information about the death. 

The news shocked community members in Hinesville. 

"How safe are we? Like, she's dead, her husband's gone, nobody knows what happened. It's just like this big, unanswered whatever. It's sad to think something like that can happen right here in this area," Whitney Wilson said. 

"I think it's very sad. I mean, we live in a community surrounded by people who are here to keep us safe, yet, on the installation, there's stuff like this happening, so it's sad," Michele Cromartie from Hinesville said. 

Special agents from the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command are leading the investigation and are treating it as a homicide. 

Fort Stewart Garrison Commander Col. Jason Wolter said this incident is isolated and the installation's security remains intact. 

"This is an ongoing investigation. The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, the Directorate of Emergency Services, and our federal, state, and local law enforcement partners are working this case around the clock to close the investigation," Wolter said in a release. "Based on this particular incident, we believe this to be an isolated event, and residents should have no heightened concerns about their safety or security."

Anyone with information should contact authorities. 

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