24 Year Old Second Lt. Holley Wimunc Missing Since 7/10/08 from Womack Army Hospital at Ft Bragg, NC … Arson at her Apartment … Divorce … Restraining Order (Update: Charred Remains Found?)
24 year old Holley Wimunc was reported missing Thursday morning, July 10, 2008 when she failed to show up for work at Womack Army Hospital at Ft. Bragg. Fayetteville police were dispatched to Wimunc’s apartment home on Thursday morning at the Morganton Place Apartments on Morganton Road near Bonaza Drive to find her apartment smoldering and a strong odor of gasoline. Holley Wimunc was not found at the scene and is considered a missing person.
Missing Lt. Holley Wimunc
When officers arrived on the scene it was determined that there was evidence of an arson,” Fayetteville Police Lt. David Sportsman said.
Investigators say two bedrooms were burned and a back window was broken out. Wimunc was missing, but her car was still in the parking lot.
All signs in this case point to a terrible situation. A missing 24 year old woman, a burned apartment of which the cause was arson, a messy divorce, reports of domestic violence and a retraining order in which according to documents claim that Holley Wiminc’s husband threatened her and threatened to commit suicide.
In a court filing for a protective order, Wimunc said that in May her husband had knocked her down, held a loaded gun to her head and then threatened to commit suicide, WRAL reported.
The court documents indicate that John Wimunc is a Marine stationed at Camp Lejeune, the station reported.
According to court documents, Lt. Holley Wimunc was going through a divorce with her husband, Marine Corporal John Wimunc. Holley Wimnuc previously had taken out a restraining order against him. documents report that on occasion, Corporal John Wimunc held a gun to his wife’s head and threatened to killer her.
The Fayetteville Police Department identified 24-year-old Holley Wimunc, a second lieutenant at the Womack Army Hospital at Fort Bragg, as missing and endangered Friday. A smoldering blaze was found Thursday morning at her apartment by a concerned colleague after Wimunc failed to show up for her nursing job in the military hospital’s maternity ward.
Authorities quickly ruled that the fire had been intentionally set with the help of an accelerant, Lt. David Sportsman, spokesman for the Fayetteville Police Department, told ABC News in an interview Friday. Investigators spent Thursday contacting Wimunc’s family and friends, hoping she’d intentionally taken off. Wimunc was nowhere to be found, and authorities identified her Friday so the public could possibly help in the investigation. (ABC News)
Wimunc was gone, but her car was still in the parking lot, police said. They towed the car — a white Dodge — to a site where it could be examined.
Houp said taking the car was a precautionary measure.
“We don’t want to leave any stone unturned,” he said.
Investigators with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies waited at a police command post outside the building most of the day for warrants to search the apartment. They entered the apartment about 7:15 p.m.
Another Fort Bragg soldier is under investigation, as her apartment is found destroyed by an allegedly set fire, and she is nowhere to be found.
Americas Most Wanted: Ft. Bragg, North Carolina Soldier Holley Wimunc Missing
Cpl. John Patrick Wimunc
- Full statement from parents can be read HERE
Authorities are reporting a grisly discovery in what they suspect may be the body of missing Army 2nd Lt. Holley Lynn Wimunc. The remains discovered appear to have been burned and mutilated.
SNEADS FERRY, NC (WTVD) — Onslow Sheriff’s investigators and military authorities are investigating charred human remains found near Camp Lejeune.
Onslow County Sheriff Ed Brown said the human remains were found Sunday in a shallow grave off Old Folkstone Road in Sneads Ferry. Sneads Ferry is on the south end of Camp Lejeune.
Investigators believe someone set a fire in the area in an attempt to cover up a crime.
Neither the Onslow County Sheriff’s Officer or military authorities have confirmed whether this is connected to the disappearance of Fort Bragg soldier Holley Wimunc.
“We did in fact find human remains in what appeared to be a shallow grave. (The remains) are being guarded now by law enforcement officers. The crime scene will be processed first thing tomorrow morning,” Hudson said.
“There was physical evidence that indicated the body had been there for a substantial period of time,” Hudson said.
The body had been burned prior to the brush fire, Hudson said. There is reason to suspect it is Holley Wimunc, Hudson said, but he would not specify why. He said investigators left the body in place under guard Sunday night and plan to examine it closer today.
He would not discuss whether investigators have a suspect or suspects.
The Jacksonville Daily News, citing unnamed sources, reported Sunday that investigators found “bladed weapons” near the body and that it was mutilated.
UPDATE III: Father of Fort Bragg nurse: Our daughter is dead
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