A soldier has been charged with killing the wife of a combat medic who was reported missing
A 21-year-old soldier has been arrested and accused of killing his wife, a member of the Alaska National Guard He said. army spc. Last Monday, Zarius Held told police that his wife of 21 years. Saria Held, she was missing.
According to court documents, her remains were recovered from a drainage pipe on Thursday. She sustained a visible gunshot wound to her left temple. Police announced Held’s arrest Friday.
Held Abrama told police the couple was partying with friends on Aug. 5, according to court documents. Hild voice said they went to Dave & Busters bar to celebrate his birthday. He told the police that they got home around 2 a.m. the next day. He said they were both hungry when they woke up, but his wife needed to go to work at Bread & Brew, a sandwich shop. Hildey said she drove to work because neither of them felt comfortable enough to drive.
He claimed that his wife took her purse and wallet, but forgot her mobile phone at home. Held told the police sister that he didn’t realize she was missing until seven o’clock that night when he went to Bread & Brew to pick her up and discovered she had never made it to work. He told officers he had been looking for a mast ever since. Hild Cam told police he went to friends’ homes and called his wife’s parents as well as the local jail and hospitals. Hildey said he drove around the neighborhood before deciding to call the police last Monday night.
He told police he waited until then to file a missing person report “because he thought he might find his wife and found it was a misunderstanding,” according to court documents.
During the search, Pet Held showed police the route his wife walked to work. Police and dozens of volunteers searched the road to no avail.
Hild voice allowed police to search his home on Tuesday. Investigators noticed that there was no sheet on the bed, which was only covered by a mattress cover. There was a new set of sheets, still in the package, on the kitchen table. Held told the company of officers that his wife had bought the new sheets and told the officers there was a sheet on the bed. Lift the mattress pad slightly and reveal a fitted sheet under the pillow. Officers asked Held Match if they could look under the sheets and lift the mattress pad.
“He said we couldn’t look under the bed because there were ’embarrassing’ things underneath,” one of the officers wrote in court documents. “He finally told us that they were objects used for sex. We asked him if he would move those objects while we looked away, and again he said we couldn’t look under the bed.”
The next day, the police returned with a search warrant. The crime scene team lifted the mattress pad.
“They described the mattress as saturated with human blood,” the officer wrote in the documents.
They also found two pistols. Held Online told investigators he only owned one handgun.
Court documents showed that the police uncovered several other inconsistencies during the investigation. Although HildAV4 initially said he stayed home all day on August 6 until he went out to pick up his wife, he later said he went out to run errands that day. He also said that his wife left her mobile phone at home the day she disappeared, but it was used around 10:45 a.m. that day to send a text. Held told the company of officers that his wife left for work about 10 o’clock, and the script went to Bread & Brew. The workers there said that Sariya Held used the text to say she was calling.
“Bread & Brew has lost a part of usSunday said the restaurant.
The National Guard also remembered Sariya Held, who joined it in April. She was assigned to Command Company, 1st Battalion, 297th Infantry Regiment as a Combat Medic. She previously served in the Utah Army National Guard.
“Spc. Hild Camy is sworn to serve and defend not only the state of Alaska, but the entire nation, a commitment worthy of admiration and respect,” said a National Guard spokesperson. “Her untimely death affects everyone on the Alaska National Guard team. We will miss her terribly.”
Her husband, charged with first-degree murder, second-degree murder and tampering with evidence, is a gun crew member assigned to the 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 11th Airborne Division at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, an Army official said. He joined the Army in September 2021 and arrived in Alaska in April 2022.