Soldier from Fort Campbell Found Dead, Investigation Points to Homicide

Fort Campbell, Kentucky – Army and local police are currently investigating the tragic death of 23-year-old Army soldier Katia Duenas-Aguilar, a private first class from Mesquite. Her death is being treated as a homicide.

Hector Montez, a fellow soldier who was stationed with Duenes-Aguilar on the Kentucky-Tennessee line, expressed deep sadness upon hearing the news. He described her as a positive and outgoing individual who brought joy to those around her.

The Army released a statement expressing shock over the loss of Pfc. Duenas-Aguilar, highlighting her career as an Information Technology Specialist that began in 2018. She was recognized with several awards and commendations during her time in the military.

Last Friday, authorities in Clarksville, Tennessee, discovered Duenes-Aguilar’s body in a residence off base after a medical emergency call was made in the evening. The circumstances surrounding her death remain unclear, with police withholding further details.

Montez, still grappling with the news, emphasized his disbelief over the tragic incident and questioned why such a “good person” would face such a fate. Law enforcement is urging anyone with information about the case to come forward to aid in their investigation.

Although no specific details have been disclosed regarding potential suspects, the Army has confirmed the involvement of the Army Criminal Investigations Division. The community awaits further updates as authorities work to unravel the circumstances surrounding Duenas-Aguilar’s untimely death.