February 22, 2013

Fort Knox Murder/Suicide Claims Lives of Soldier and Wife

Fort Knox experienced its first murder since 1993, as what appears to be a murder/suicide claimed the lives of a Fort Knox Soldier and his wife. There were two children at home at the time of the double shooting, although they weren't physically hurt in the incident.

Early assumptions are it was a domestic dispute which resulted in the deaths, although that remains to be confirmed.

Four military police officers heard gunshots coming from inside of the house as they arrived on the scene. A 911 call had been made from within the home, resulting in the response of the officers, according to authorities.

Upon entering the home, military police found the two victims, one was already dead and the second victim dies not long after the arrival of the police.

The policy is that the names of the victims won't be released until 24 hours after the notification of family.

As for the two children, they are now in custody of the Kentucky Department for Community Based Services.


The Fort Knox couple who died in the  murder/suicide have been identified as Spc. Christopher and Krista Meeks.

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