FORT RILEY (KSNT) – Officials have now identified a body found inside a vehicle in Fort Riley on September 22, 2015.
Officials say the deceased woman has been positively identified by the Armed Forces Medical Examiner as 29-year-old Jessica Echevarria, wife of a Fort Riley Soldier.
Echevarria’s vehicle was located in a wooded area near Caisson Hill Road on post at approximately 6:05 p.m. that evening. An examination of the scene and vehicle indicates Echevarria was involved in a single-vehicle incident when she left the roadway and struck a tree, which resulted in her death. The vehicle was obstructed from view due to dense foliage. A soldier walking along the side of the road noticed something out of place, became suspicious and alerted military police.
Echevarria was reported missing by her husband on Aug 21, 2015. Her family also filed a missing person’s report in California. Her personal and vehicle information was entered into the National Crime Information Center database identifying her as a missing person and a “Be On the Lookout” was distributed to local and state law enforcement agencies.
The incident remains under investigation by special agents from the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command.