ARMY OFFICER ARRESTED IN KOREA - CHARGED
WITH MURDER OF WIFE - CPT CHRISTOPHER GRAY
HELD IN PRETRIAL CONFINEMENT AT CAMP
HUMPHRIES JAIL - ALLEGED TO HAVE SLAIN
27 YEAR-OLD LEA GRAY AFTER ARGUMENT
DUMPED HER BODY IN WOODS NORTH OF DAEGU
GRAY MET VICTIM (NATIVE OF THE PHILIPPINES)
ON THE INTERNET THREE YEARS AGO
A U.S. Army officer is under arrest in the suspected slaying of his young wife, military authorities in Korea say. CPT Christopher Gray of the 25th Transportation Bn. at Camp Henry was taken into custody less than two days after the victim's body was found dumped in a wooded area near Waegwan, some 40 miles north of Daegu.
Investigators say 27 year-old Lea Gray was reported missing from her apartment on April 20th. The woman's body was discovered some 17 days later. Her husband told the CID he had had an argument with his wife and that she had been "missing" ever since.
No motive has yet been established for the alleged slaying. Gray had recently transferred to Korea after a tour of duty in Iraq. He is being held in pre-trial confinement at the Camp Humphries jail.
Sources said the soft-spoken, petite woman - a native of the Philippines - had met her husband on the Internet in 2005. She leaves behind a six-year old daughter Bianca, who has been flown to Manila to be cared for by relatives.
Family members told STARS & STRIPES the young girl has not been told yet that her mother is dead.