Violent Crime, Suicide, and Non Combat Death at Fort Riley, Kansas (US Army)


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*Research not complete, includes combat deaths

2017
Dameko Artis, Civilian: Fort Riley man victim of shooting at shopping center
Eugene Cleaver, US Army Veteran: Former soldier stationed at Fort Riley sentenced to 17 years for sexual abuse of child in Texas
Richard Cox, US Army: Died 4 days after suffering gunshot wound
Alejandro Franquiz, US Army: Self-inflicted gunshot wound off post
Xavier Harden, US Army: Entered the lake from a boat and didn’t resurface, body later recovered
Ikaika Kang, US Army: FBI arrested former Ft Riley soldier in HI on terror charges
John Martinez, US Army: Found unresponsive in his barracks room
Peter Robbins, US Army: Shot and killed by police in Junction City

2016
Antonio Bates, US Army: In 2016, veteran sentenced to 15 years in prison for sexual abuse of a minor in the 1990s while stationed at Fort Riley, Kansas
Phillip Cruz-Medellin, US Army: Found dead in nearby Manhattan
Oscar Delgado, US Army: Found dead on post after missing for a week
Wayne Grigsby, US Army: Relieved of command of the 1st Infantry Division due to loss of confidence in ability to lead, suspended and fired
Joseph Stifter, US Army: Died in fatal roll-over accident, Iraq

2015
Randy Billings, US Army: Killed in Black Hawk UH-60 helicopter crash, Afghanistan
Peter Bohler, US Army: Killed in Black Hawk UH-60 helicopter crash, Afghanistan
Christopher Boynton, US Army: Found dead with gunshot wound on post
James Duke, US Army: Sentenced to 10 years in federal prison after convicted of aggravated sexual abuse of a child, most assaults happened in military housing at Fort Riley from 1996 to 2001
Jessica Echevarria, US Army Spouse: Found dead on post, single vehicle accident
Cyjay Echon, US Army: Jailed after allegedly put infant child in hospital, in critical condition, held on $150,000 bond, waived preliminary hearing
Omar Forde, US Army: Killed in Black Hawk UH-60 helicopter crash, Afghanistan
Kenyon Givens, US Army Dependent: Died from gunshot wound on post
Terry Gordon, US Army: Killed in Black Hawk UH-60 helicopter crash, Afghanistan
Juwan Jackson, US Army Dependent: Charged with involuntary manslaughter by US Attorney’s office
Brian Mastin, US Army: Arrested on child abuse & criminal threatening charges after standoff, suicidal
Alexander McConnell, US Army: Sentenced to 15 years in prison for second degree murder and 2 charges of child abuse
Joshua Silverman, US Army: Killed in Black Hawk UH-60 helicopter crash, Afghanistan

2014
James Henning, US Army: arrested for sexual exploitation of a child, rape, and aggravated sodomy; bond set at $5,000,000, sentenced to life
Scott Wilhelm, US Army: Arrested for sexual exploitation of a child, sexting

2013
Daniel Parker, US Army: Convicted of first degree murder, appealing
Sean Vincent, US Army: Arrested on charges in alleged child pornography case
Kimberly Walker, US Army: Homicide victim of boyfriend, Army soldier

2012
Michael Braden, US Army: Found unresponsive in his living quarters, Afghanistan
John Hughes, US Army: Convicted in the stabbing death of another soldier, sentenced to life in prison without parole
Todd Lambka, US Army: Died from wounds suffered in IED explosion, Afghanistan
Thomas Lavrey, US Army: Found unresponsive in living quarters on post
Jesus Lopez, US Army: Died from wounds suffered in IED explosion, Afghanistan

2011
Nathan Conley, US Army: Found dead in barracks room at WTB, ruled suicide
Florinda Evans, US Army: Accused of homicide by husband’s father
LaShawn Evans, US Army Dependant: Found dead in wife’s barracks in Iraq with gunshot wound to head, Army ruled suicide at first but reclassified to homicide
Aaron Evilsizer, US Army: Found dead of self-inflicted gunshot wound off post
Brice Scott, US Army: Died when insurgents attacked unit, Afghanistan

2010
Eddie Lowery, US Army Veteran: Wrongfully convicted by civilians of a rape that occurred in 1981 while stationed at Fort Riley, cleared by DNA, awarded 7.5 million
Hugh Marquez Jr, US Army: Found dead at friend’s house in Manhatten
Benjamin Miller, US Army: Found unresponsive in vehicle on post

2009
John Digrazia, US Army: Found unresponsive in barracks on post

2007
Jason Butkus, US Army: Died when insurgents attacked unit, Iraq
Camy Florexil, US Army: Died when IED detonated near vehicle, Iraq
Braden Long, US Army: Died when vehicle came under grenade attack, Iraq
Daniel Miller, US Army: Non-combat related incident, Afghanistan
Henry Ofeciar, US Army: Died when insurgents attacked unit, Afghanistan
Antonio Ortiz, US Army: Stabbed outside bar off post, found dead in parking lot
Latoya Pitts, US Army: Convicted of involuntary manslaughter in fatal stabbing of Army boyfriend outside bar
Christian Quinones, US Army: Died of a gunshot wound to the abdomen off post
Castulo Salas, US Army: Sentenced to six months in military prison for shooting death of fellow soldier off post

2006
Jeffery Brown, US Army: Died when UH-60 Blackhawk crashed, Iraq
Steven Mennemeyer, US Army: Died when UH-60 Blackhawk crashed, Iraq

2005
Kyle Dennis, US Army: Sentenced to 5 years in prison for third-degree burglary, accessory to aggravated assault and attempted theft
Luke Hoffman, US Army: Sentenced to 5 years for attempted grand theft and two counts of aggravated assault
Seferino Reyna, US Army: Died when IED detonated near military vehicle, Iraq
Christopher Wilaby, US Army: Homicide of Echo Wiles, convicted in 2011
Echo Wiles, Civilian: Homicide victim of boyfriend, Army soldier

2004
Yoe Aneiros, US Army: Died when vehicle came under attack, Iraq
Pierre Cole, US Army: Arrested for the fatal shooting of store manager James Jung, 52, during a robbery in Chicago, held on $1.5 million bond
Eric Colvin, US Army: Charged with homicide, sentenced to 12 yrs on drug charges
David Heath, US Army: Died when patrol came under small arms, Iraq
Christopher Hymer, US Army: Homicide victim off post by Army soldier
Adriana Renteria, US Army Spouse: Alleged victim of domestic abuse
Carlos Renteria, US Army: Accused of domestic abuse, sent overseas, ordered to attend military anger management and alcohol abuse classes
Neil Santoriello, US Army: Died when IED detonated near military vehicle, Iraq
Daniel Shepherd, US Army: Died when military vehicle hit IED, Iraq
Aaron Stanley, US Army: Convicted of the premeditated murders of 2 Army soldiers, sentenced to life in prison/no parole
Matthew Werner, US Army: Homicide victim off post by Army soldier

2003
Christopher Cutchall, US Army: Died when IED detonated near vehicle, Iraq

2001
James Hawthorne, US Army: Shot in leg after someone shot 4 bullets in his vehicle
Shaun Leach, US Army: Died after someone shot 4 bullets into civilian vehicle
Jeremy Ware, US Army: Accused of attempted unpremeditated murder, carrying a concealed weapon, and wrongful acquisition of a firearm

1985
Francis Badame, US Army: Murdered after tricked and lured by two Army soldiers to go to a remote section of military post to hunt deer, buried in shallow grave
Timothy Keenan, US Army: Faced court-martial on murder and conspiracy charges & charged by state with conspiracy to commit first degree murder; plotted crossbow and beating death of Pvt. Francis Badame
Wayne Partridge Jr, US Army: Testified he shot Pvt. Francis Badame in the back with a crossbow and Timothy Keenan repeatedly beat Badame with a shovel

Related Links:
Two dead in Fort Riley shooting (1995)
2 Brothers May Face Explosives, Gun Charges (1995)
Troops in Distinguished Ft. Riley Unit Resent Notoriety From McVeigh Ties : Military: Present, former GIs of 16th Infantry angry over the tarnishing its record has received with the arrest of the prime bombing suspect. (1995)
Despite Army’s Assurances, Violence at Home (2008)
Child ‘Forrest Gump’ actor leaving Army (2008)
Army Alcoholics: More Soldiers Hitting the Bottle (2010)
One-fourth of killings in Sedgwick County since 1989 happened in 7 census tracts (2014)
Feds charge Kansas man with Fort Riley bomb plot (2015)
Kansas woman pleads guilty to sex trafficking a minor (2016)
Thousands of US troops deploying to Afghanistan, Europe this summer (2017)

August: U.S. Department of Defense Casualties Report (2004)

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08/31/2004:  DoD Identifies Army Casualty: Aaron Holleyman, 26, Iraq, Fort Campbell, Kentucky

08/31/2004:  DoD Identifies Marine Casualty: Nicholas Skinner, 20, Iraq, Camp Pendleton, California

08/31/2004:  DoD Identifies Marine Casualtiy: Nickalous Aldrich, 21, NCD, Iraq, Camp Pendleton, California

08/31/2004:  DoD Identifies Marine Casualty: Edgar Lopez, 27, Iraq, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina

08/31/2004:  DoD Identifies Air Force Casualty: Carl Anderson Jr., 21, Iraq, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska

08/30/2004:  DoD Identifies Army Casualty: Omead Razani, 19, NCD, Iraq, Camp Greaves, Korea

08/30/2004:  DoD Identifies Army Casualty: Luis Perez, 19, NCD, Iraq, Pennyslvania Army Reserve

08/27/2004:  DoD Identifies Army Casualty: Marco Ross, 20, Iraq, Fort Hood, Texas

08/27/2004:  DoD Identifies Marine Casualty: Barton Humlhanz, 23, Iraq, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina

08/26/2004:  DoD Identifies Army Casualty: Charles Neeley, 19, Iraq, Ohio Army Reserve

08/26/2004:  DoD Identifies Marine Casualty: Alexander Arredondo, 20, Iraq, Camp Pendleton, California

08/26/2004:  DoD Identifies Marine Casualty: Jacob Lugo, 21, Iraq, Twentynine Palms, California

08/25/2004:  DoD Identifies Army Casualty: Donald Davis, 42, NCD, Iraq, Ohio Army Reserve

08/25/2004:  DoD Identifies Army Casualty: Robert Thornton Jr, 35, Iraq, Fort Hood, Texas

08/24/2004:  DoD Identifies Marine Casualty: Richard Lord, 24, Iraq, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina

08/24/2004:  DoD Identifies Marine Casualty: Edward Reeder, 32, NCD, Iraq, Camp Pendleton, California

08/23/2004:  DoD Identifies Marine Casualty: Christopher Belchik, 30, Iraq, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina

08/23/2004:  DoD Identifies Marine Casualties: Nicanor Alvarez, 22, Jason Cook, 25, Seth Huston, 19, and Nachez Washalanta, 21, Iraq, Camp Pendleton, California

08/23/2004:  DoD Identifies Army Casualty: Kevin Cuming, 22, Iraq, Fort Hood, Texas

08/23/2004:  DoD Identifies Army Casualty: Matthew Stovall, 25, Iraq, Mississippi Army National Guard

08/23/2004:  DoD Identifies Army Casualties: Charles Wilkins III, 38, and Ryan Martin, 22, Iraq, Ohio Army National Guard

08/20/2004:  DoD Identifies Marine Casualty: Brad McCormick, 23, Iraq, Marine Forces Reserve, Tennessee

08/20/2004:  DoD Identifies Marine Casualties: Caleb Powers, 21, and Harvey Parkerson III, 27, Iraq, Camp Pendleton, California

08/20/2004:  DoD Identifies Marine Casualty: Dustin Fitzgerald, 22, Iraq, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina

08/20/2004:  DoD Identifies Army Casualty: Jacob Martir, 21, Iraq, Fort Hood, Texas

08/19/2004:  DoD Identifies Army Casualty: Henry Risner, 26, Iraq, Fort Drum, New York

08/19/2004:  DoD Identifies Army Casualty: Brandon Titus, 20, Iraq, Fort Drum, New York

08/18/2004:  DoD Identifies Army Casualty: David Heath, 30, Iraq, Fort Riley, Kansas

08/17/2004:  DoD Identifies Marine Casualties: Fernando Hannon, 19, and Geoffrey Perez, 24, Iraq, Camp Pendleton, California

08/17/2004:  DoD Identifies Army Casualty: Mark Zapata, 27, Iraq, Fort Hood, Texas

08/17/2004:  DoD Identifies Army Casualty: James Goins, 23, Iraq, Fort Hood, Texas

08/16/2004:  DoD Identifies Marine Casualty: John Howard, 26, Iraq, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California

08/16/2004:  DoD Identifies Marine Casualty: Tavon Hubbard, 24, Iraq, Camp Pendleton, California

08/16/2004:  DoD Identifies Army Casualty: Brandon Sapp, 21, Iraq, Fort Hood, Texas

08/16/2004:  DoD Identifies Army Casualty: Daniel Shepherd, 23, Iraq, Fort Riley, Kansas

08/15/2004:  DoD Identifies Army Casualty: Anthony Santoriello, 24, Iraq, Fort Riley, Kansas

08/15/2004:  DoD Identifies Marine Casualty: Nicholas Morrison, 23, Iraq, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina

08/14/2004:  DoD Identifies Marine Casualty: Kane Funke, 20, Iraq, Twentynine Palms, California

08/13/2004:  DoD Identifies Army Casualty: Michael Tarlavsky, 30, Iraq, Fort Campbell, Kentucky

08/13/2004:  DoD Identifies Army Casualty: Daniel Galvan, 30, Afghanistan, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii

08/12/2004:  DoD Identifies Air Force Casualty: Rick Ulbright, 49, Iraq, Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland

08/10/2004:  DoD Identifies Army Casualty: Andrew Houghton, 25, Iraq, Schweinfurt, Germany

08/09/2004:  DoD Identifies Marine Casualty: Jonathan Collins, 19, Iraq, Camp Pendleton, California

08/09/2004:  DoD Identifies Army Casualties: Craig Cherry, 39, and Bobby Beasley, 36, Iraq, Virginia Army National Guard

08/09/2004:  DoD Identifies Marine Casualties: Yadir Reynoso, 27, and Roberto Abad, 22, Iraq, Camp Pendleton, California

08/09/2004:  DoD Identifies Army Casualty: David Potter, 22, NCD, Iraq, Fort Hood, Texas

08/09/2004:  DoD Identifies Army Casualty: Raymond Faulstich Jr, 24, Iraq, Fort Eustis, Virginia

08/09/2004:  DoD Identifies Army Casualty: Joshua Bunch, 23, Iraq, Fort Hood, Texas

08/07/2004:  DoD Identifies Marine Casualty: Moses Rocha, 33, Iraq, Camp Pendleton, California

08/07/2004:  DoD Identifies Marine Casualty: Larry Wells, 22, Iraq, Camp Pendleton, California

08/06/2004:  DoD Identifies Army Casualty: Donald McCune, 20, Iraq, Washington Army National Guard

08/05/2004:  DoD Identifies Marine Casualty: Dean Pratt, 22, Iraq, Camp Pendleton, California

08/05/2004:  DoD Identifies Marine Casualties: Elia Fontecchio, 30, and Joseph Nice, 19, Iraq, Twentynine Palms, California

08/04/2004:  DoD Identifies Army Casualties: Justin Onwordi, 28, and Harry Shondee Jr, 19, Iraq, Fort Hood, Texas

08/04/2004:  DoD Identifies Marine Casualty: Gregory Ratzlaff, 36, NCD, Iraq, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, San Diego, California

08/04/2004:  DoD Identifies Army Casualty: Tommy Gray, 34, NCD, Iraq, Fort Hood, Texas

08/04/2004:  DoD Identifies Marine Casualty: Juan Calderon Jr, 26, Iraq, Camp Pendleton, California

08/03/2004:  Remains of American MIAs Found in North Korea

08/02/2004:  DoD Identifies Army Casualties: Anthony Dixon, 20, and Armando Hernandez, 22, Iraq, Schweinfurt, Germany

Related Links:
August: Department of Defense Casualties Report (2002)
August: Department of Defense Casualties Report (2003)
August: Department of Defense Casualties Report (2005)
August: Department of Defense Casualties Report (2006)
August: Department of Defense Casualties Report (2007)
August: Department of Defense Casualties Report (2008)
August: Department of Defense Casualties Report (2009)
August: Department of Defense Casualties Report (2010)
August: Department of Defense Casualties Report (2011)
August: Department of Defense Casualties Report (2012)
August: Department of Defense Casualties Report (2013)
August: Department of Defense Casualties Report (2014)
August: Department of Defense Casualties Report (2015)
August: Department of Defense Casualties Report (2016)
August: Department of Defense Casualties Report (2017)
Non Combat Deaths of Female Soldiers in the US Military (Iraq)
Non Combat Deaths of Female Soldiers in the US Military (Afghanistan)
Non Combat Deaths of Female Soldiers in the US Military (Other Areas)