FEMALE MAJOR IN MYSTERY DEATH IN FLORIDA
BODY OF 42 YEAR-OLD MELISSA ANN BIRTZER
DISCOVERED THREE DAYS AFTER DISAPPEARANCE
FROM FORT WALTON BEACH HOME - "NO SIGN
OF FOUL PLAY," SAYS AUTHORITIES - "THERE WILL
BE AN AUTOPSY." - ATTRACTIVE HEALTH CARE
PROFESSIONAL "MAY HAVE BEEN DEPRESSED"
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For loved ones of the late Melissa Ann Birtzer, this Thanksgiving will be filled with sorrow. The body of the attractive 42 year-old Air Force major was found November 20 at remote Eglin Range.
Investigators say the health-care professional had last been seen outside her home in Fort Walton Beach on November 17. Her wallet, cash and credit cards were not taken. A neighbor told of seeing the woman drive off in her blue 2003 Toyota 4-runner.
"There's no sign of foul play," said an Okaloosa County Sheriff's Dept. spokesperson. "An autopsy will be performed to determine cause of death."
A LOSS TO HURLBURT FIELD
Birtzer, said to be an Ohio native, was assigned to the 1st Special Operations Wing.
"Hurlburt Field is deeply saddened by the death of one of our own," Col. William Holt said in a press release. "Our thoughts and prayers are with Maj. Birtzer's family and friends at this difficult time."
A source at the Air Force installation said Birtzer "may have been depressed" just before she dropped out of sight.
[EDITOR'S NOTE: -- Anyone with details on what caused this tragedy are encouraged to contact us as soon as possible. Thank you.]