Violent Crime, Suicide & Non Combat Death at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas

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*Research not complete. (Includes Lackland AFB, Randolph AFB, Kelly AFB, Fort Sam Houston, Camp Bullis, & Camp Stanley)

“On Jan. 31, 2010, the 502nd ABW took over responsibility as the host unit at Lackland and Randolph. On that day, the 12th Mission Support Group at Randolph inactivated and the 902nd Mission Support Group activated in its place. Meanwhile, the 37th Mission Support Group at Lackland inactivated and the 802nd Mission Support Group activated in its place. At Fort Sam Houston, the wing assumed IOC on April 30, 2010, when the 502nd Mission Support Group (502 MSG) activated. The 502nd MSG also provided installation support for Camp Bullis in northwestern Bexar County. The US Army Garrison at Fort Sam Houston remained active alongside the 502nd MSG until JBSA achieved Full Operational Capability (FOC) on 1 October 2010. At FOC, the Garrison inactivated and the Army civilian employees transferred to the Air Force.  On Dec. 4, 2013, in a transformation ceremony held at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston, the 502nd, 802nd and 902nd Mission Support Groups inactivated and became respectively the 502nd Force Support Group; the 502nd Installation Support Group; and the 502nd Security Forces and Logistics Support Group.” –502nd Air Base Wing

Gabriel Gutierrez, US Marine Corps (1972): Unsolved Homicide

Robert Ownby, US Army Reserve (1984): Suicide

William Lipscomb, US Air Force (1986): Rape, Homicide

Robert Eric Duncan, US Air Force (1990): Accused of Abduction, Murder of Child

Micah Schindler, US Air Force (1999): Homicide

Jeremiah Mattysse, US Army (2000): AWOL, Accused of Espionage

Philip Shue, US Air Force (2003): Unsolved Homicide

Christopher Barton, US Air Force (2004): Accused of Attempted Sex Assault of Child

Charles Neddo, US Air Force (2004): Murder-Suicide

Robert Torres Reid, US Air Force Reserve (2004): Victim of Homicide

Barry Brown, US Air Force (2005): Attempted Murder

Rico Robinson, US Army (2005): Suicide

Nonnie Dotson, US Air Force (2006): Missing

Nils Andersson, US Army (2007): Suicide

Larry Flores, US Army (2008): Suicide

Patrick Henderson, US Army (2008): Suicide

Jaynie Askew, US Army (2009): Suicide

Michael Fontana, US Air Force (2009): Acquitted of 3 Homicides

Ryan Gartner, US Army (2011): Non Combat Death, Afghanistan

Kevin Shipp, Former CIA Agent (2011): Accused military of poisoning family

Steven Williams, US Air Force (2011): Cardiac Dysrhythmia

Lackland Air Force Base Sex Scandal (2011): Adultery, Unprofessional Relationships, Sexual Assault, Rape

Cody Hooks, US Air Force (2013): Murder-Suicide

Juan Jose Pena, US Navy (2013): Charged with Sexual Assault

Jaime Rodriguez, US Air Force (2013): Aggravated Sexual Assault

Alvin Roundtree, US Army (2013): Plotted to Kill Wife

Kimberly Epperson, US Army (2014): Sexual Assault of Son

Terron Moore, US Air Force (2014): Collapsed After Run, Sickle Cell Trait

Ian Morgan, US Army (2014): Accidental Death

Craig Perry, US Air Force (2014): Relieved of Command, Blames Toxic Leadership

Ana Espinal, US Air Force (2015): Suicide

Michael Keltz, US Air Force (2015): Career Derailed-Inappropriate Comment

Emily Riley, US Air Force (2015): Suicide

Kelani Thomas, US Air Force (2015): Heart Failure

Steven Bellino, US Air Force (2016): Murder-Suicide

Josue Delgado, US Army Reserve (2016): Charged with Sexual Abuse of Child

Cristina Silvers, US Air Force (2016): Unknown

Kenneth Sturgill, US Air Force (2016): Died During Training

Ryan Sweeney, US Air Force (2016): Suicide

Anthony Quesinberry, US Army (2016): Sexual Exploitation of Minors

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Army completes recruiter suicide investigation
Hell in the Houston Recruiting Battalion, Texas
Porn hunted down at Randolph
The Lackland Air Force Base Sex Scandal, Texas (2011)

Cody Hooks, US Air Force, Murdered his Wife Kaylla Rihn & Then Killed Himself in San Antonio, Texas (2013)

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Kaylla Brooke Rihn and SrA Cody Hooks, US Air Force

Senior Airman Cody Hooks and Kaylla Brooke Rihn were found dead in their apartment from an apparent murder-suicide on October 17, 2013 in San Antonio, Texas. Their friends reported this was two days after they heard them having a late night argument. Although family were not aware of any previous issues with the couple. Senior Airman Cody Hooks, 21, was considered a suspect and Kaylla Brooke Rihn, 22, was listed as a homicide victim in the shooting. They found Rihn dead with a bullet wound to one eye and Hooks with a .40-caliber wound to his temple. A Beretta handgun was found near his body. SrA Hooks was a member of the 802nd Security Forces Squadron at Joint Base San Antonio. Hooks and Rihn were married only two weeks before the murder-suicide yet family didn’t learn she was married until after she was found dead. This was SrA Hooks first tour of duty with the Air Force and it is unknown if he deployed in support of the war efforts.

“Suicides have plagued the armed forces for years, with self-inflicted deaths rising after the U.S. went to war in Afghanistan and Iraq. A record was set last year (2012), with the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps logging 514 suicides.” -My SA

Related Links:
Murder-suicide suspected in pair’s deaths

Evidence Reveals Army Reserve Recruiter Adam Arndt Murdered High School Student Michelle Miller & Then Killed Self, Army Investigators Claim Double Suicide (2013)

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Michelle Miller, US Army

The story of 17 year old Michelle Miller was featured on Forbidden: Dying for Love on Investigation Discovery. U.S. Army Reserve recruiter Adam Arndt, 31, enlisted the Rockville, Maryland high school senior in the Army Reserve Future Soldier’s Program. Michelle enlisted in part to help pay her tuition for Arizona State University. Unfortunately, in what appeared to be a downward spiral triggered by an ongoing military investigation, he took her with him. Because both Adam and Michelle were in the military, Army investigators concluded the investigation. In the end, they would add insult to injury and imply this was a ‘couple’ that wanted to die together in a double suicide despite background, testimony, and physical evidence to the contrary. Michelle’s father believes the Army changed the facts to fit their agenda.

According to her father Kevin Miller, Michelle left her Rockville, Maryland home at around 9:15 p.m. on April 8, 2013 after receiving a text message from someone in her reservist platoon about Staff Sgt. Adam Arndt. Michelle rushed out of her house believing that Arndt was suicidal and told her family she had to help a friend. Her father asked her to send the exact address, but he only received one vague message from her. He called the police and they arrived shortly before 9 a.m. the next day. When they were unable to make contact with anyone inside the house, they forced their way in and found Michelle Miller and Adam Arndt dead in the bathroom tub from what appeared initially to be a murder-suicide. Kevin Miller knows his daughter did not want to commit suicide because she simply had too much going for her.

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When high school senior Michelle Miller joins the Future Soldiers program, she sees it as the first step to realizing her dream of enlisting in the Army. But a forbidden affair with her recruiter risks her career in the Army, and her future itself. -Investigation Discovery

Miranda Nichols, US Army, Shot & Killed by Army Boyfriend Samuel Tellu in an Apparent Domestic Dispute, Tellu Found Dead in Vehicle (2012)

Spc Miranda Nichols, US Army (2012)

Spc. Miranda Nichols, US Army

Army Specialist Miranda Nichols, 28, was shot and killed outside of her mother’s home in Vidalia, Georgia two days after Thanksgiving on November 24, 2012. It is believed that her boyfriend of six months Army Specialist Samuel Tellu shot Miranda in an apparent domestic dispute. After Tellu shot Miranda, he jumped in his vehicle and took off. Tellu was later found in his vehicle with a fatal gunshot wound to his head. Tellu was assigned to the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, 3rd ID, as a petroleum specialist. Nichols served in the 3rd ID and the Georgia Army National Guard. They had both deployed overseas. The Fort Stewart Criminal Investigation Division (CID) informed the public they were assisting local authorities with the apparent murder-suicide investigation. 

Related Links:
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2 soldiers dead in Ga. domestic dispute
Apparent murder-suicide claims soldier, vet

Retired Navy Officer Robert Klosterman Shot his Wife Rebecca Because She ‘Ruined’ his Military Career, Then Shot Himself (2010)

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Rebecca Klosterman

Robert Klosterman

Robert Klosterman, US Navy

“Becky never called police because she feared it would make Robert angrier and jeopardize his career.” –The Virginia Pilot

Rebecca and Robert Klosterman were married in 1974 but by 2008 they were ready to call it quits after allegations of violence and an unfulfilled Navy career surfaced. The divorce was long, drawn out, and tense. Apparently finances and infidelity troubled the couple throughout their marriage. Rebecca learned about Bob’s secret life after he told her he had been frequenting strip clubs in Washington DC and had bought expensive gifts for dancers and waitresses. In 2008, Bob allegedly pointed a gun at Rebecca and then turned it on himself. Rebecca called the police, got a temporary restraining order, Bob moved out, and a few weeks later she filed for divorce. Bob on the other hand was angry that his wife had become “entrenched in the Tailhook scandal.” According to Bob, when the 1991 Tailhook scandal emerged, Rebecca took sides. She became friends with the wife of an officer who witnessed the drunken and misogynistic crowd at the Las Vegas convention. Rebecca also attended a 1993 hearing in Norfolk with this same woman who was compelled to testify. When the selection board considered Bob for admiral, he learned from a friend that the board discussed his wife. Robert never made the cut for Admiral despite his impressive resume. In 1997, Robert Klosterman retired from the Navy after 28 years and the couple settled in Norfolk, Virginia. Ultimately, Bob blamed Rebecca for his failure to make admiral and his bitterness swelled to violence. This would not only drive Rebecca toward divorce but it would end in a murder-suicide. On May 2, 2010, Bob shot his wife in the chest killing her. He then called police to report that he shot Rebecca Klosterman. The police arrived to find the couple dead, both killed by single shots to their chests. They found a 3 page letter near Bob’s body.

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Police: Former Stennis CO kills self, wife
As officer rose, marriage crumbled, ending in murder-suicide
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Fatal Vows, Investigation Discovery
Fatal Vows: Dead Silence (Investigation Discovery)


Bob and Becky Klosterman are a model couple – fit, attractive and well spoken.Bob is a retired high ranking Navy commander and Becky a busy homemaker. Their life seems ideal, until one of them snaps. Suddenly, their prefect life explodes at the seams. -Discovery ID

Nellis Air Force Base Airman Jason Klinkenberg Murdered his Wife Crystal & Then Killed Himself After a Stand-off with North Las Vegas Police (2009)

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Jason & Crystal Klinkenberg

On February 20, 2009, US Air Force service member Jason Klinkenberg murdered his wife Crystal Louise Gray and then committed suicide in North Las Vegas after a stand-off with police. Jason was stationed at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada. The family believes that Jason was never the same after returning home from a deployment to Iraq in 2005. Jason was plucked from his base to be a member of Detachment 2632, a unit assembled to augment the Army and provide security for cargo trucks on Iraq’s bomb laden roads. Jason witnessed a fellow soldier die after the vehicle they were driving was struck with a rocket-propelled grenade. The family shared that Jason had Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and continued to see images of his friend in his last moments. Jason’s sister shared that Jason attempted to get help for PTSD but the Air Force called him a liar. The Air Force denied this assertion. They claimed they regularly assess for mental health issues and referred Jason to counseling off base.

“Veterans advocates like Manji Varghese say nothing excuses violence. But they say military and veterans officials too often ignore a pattern of problems that has played out again and again, with deadly results.” -Salt Lake Tribune

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Fort Hood Army Sgt William Edwards Killed Estranged Wife Sgt Erin Edwards at Home in Killeen, Then Killed Self in Apartment Complex Parking Lot Across Street (2004)

Erin Edwards

Sgt. Erin Edwards, US Army

Police found the body of Army Sgt. Erin Edwards, 24, on the front porch of her home in a military community near Fort Hood on July 22, 2004. Erin was shot in the head. A short time later in an apartment complex parking lot across the street, the body of Erin’s estranged husband, Sgt. William Edwards, 24, was found. He suffered what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound and a gun was recovered at the scene. The couple left behind a 4 year old son and 20 month old daughter who were not home at the time of the shootings. Media reports indicate that the couple had a violent domestic history and neighbors shared that the police were constantly at the residence because of domestic problems. Both Erin and William Edwards served with the 4th Infantry Division in Iraq before returning to Fort Hood in early 2004. The Killeen Police Department investigated the shooting deaths of these two Fort Hood, Texas soldiers as a murder-suicide.

Related Links:
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When Strains on Military Families Turn Deadly
When stress turns fatal
Death on the Home Front

Retired Army Soldier Andrea Floyd Killed by Army Husband Brandon Floyd in Murder-Suicide at Fort Bragg (2002)

Andrea Floyd, US Army (2002)

Andrea Floyd, US Army Retired

Andrea Floyd was a retired Army soldier and the spouse of Brandon Floyd, US Army, stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Brandon shot Andrea then turned his gun on himself on July 19, 2002. The murder was the fourth domestic incident at Fort Bragg in a short time frame.

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