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SUZANNE BARTLETT EULOGIZED
AS "LOVING MOTHER, FRIEND TO ALL"
HUBBY ABSENT - NO PIX OR MENTION OF
SUSPECTED KILLER AT MOVING SERVICE
IN CARLISLE BARRACKS CHAPEL
MORE "EVIDENCE" ACCUMULATES
ARREST COULD COME "AT ANY TIME"
A pervasive sadness grips the shattered community of Carlisle Barracks. A popular, vital young woman has been murdered in their midst, and the realization of it has the Army post's military members and their families asking the unanswerable question: "Why did it happen?"
That Suzanne Bartlett was dearly loved by her friends and neighbors, was evident at the moving services held Monday, March 25 in the post chapel.
Chaplain "Sonny" Moore and Lutheran minister "Pastor Ruff" officiated. The slain woman's brother, John Tassone, spoke on RELECTIONS FROM THE FAMILY.
Amid sobs and silent prayers for the welfare of the three precious young children she left behind, those assembled heard the eloquent words of family friend, MAJ Steve Sobotta. It was the major who first found the battered and lifeless body of Mrs. Bartlett last Wednesday morning, floating face down in a creek near the Letort Club.
Sobotta spoke of Suzanne's love for life, athletics, her friends, but most of all her family - the three little children that now must live in the knowledge that "Mommy" is never coming home again. The major pointedly did NOT comment on the mother's "love" for her husband - now primary suspect in the killing - and under guard in another part of Carlisle Barracks.
It was no accident that the photo in the front of the room was a "solo" portrait. No marriage pix or group picture of a "happy" couple. LTC David Bartlett's name was not mentioned once. It didn't need to be.
FREEDOM TO REPORT THE NEWS
A flood of media inquiries and the largest number of HITS (on a Monday) in the brief history of MilitaryCorruption.com, tells us this tragedy has resonated all across the country and overseas. Wherever American military families are stationed, they share in the grief that has gripped this historic Army installation.
We at MilitaryCorruption.com, combat veterans all, have done our utmost to report the news fully and factually with restraint and in a professional manner.
That is why we find it troubling that certain individuals, such as a PAO with "an axe to grind," would make aspersions about us spreading "speculation and misinformation." Also reports that MCC was "blocked" from access to post computers, effective Monday afternoon, shows how some people will take advantage of a situation to try and "even a score."
We are sure Gen. Robert Ivany, Carlisle Barrack's outstanding commandant, will prevent freedom of speech or the press to be abridged by persons with an "agenda." The general will not sanction a "witch-hunt" of who provides us with accurate and inside information.
MilitaryCorruption.com salutes the fine efforts put forth by not only Gen. Ivany, but the deputy commandant and garrison commander. They have prevented panic and calmed the community. Their efforts have shown real "leadership" befitting America's second most prestigious Army post.
JUST A MATTER OF TIME
Our "deep cover" sources tell us that "evidence" continues to accumulate in the case. Also that MAJ Jim Peterson, PMO, is seeking an arrest warrant which could be served at any time this week.
As one field-grade put it: "The arrest could come very soon." He described the slaying as a "one-time" situation, that no one on Carlisle Barracks should feel any fear the alleged killer is still at large. As has been already announced: "We have the suspect in custody."
The Bartlett home has been closed and the resident on the other half of the duplex moved out. The building remains a "crime scene," and CID investigators are going over the structure from top to bottom, looking for evidence and information that will "cement" the case.
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