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Kim Ruby Roman
Radioman First Class, United States Navy
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From a contemporary news report: April 12, 1995

A graduate of Fort Zumwalt High School believed to have been killed by her husband will be buried today at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.

She was Kim Ruby Roman, 36, and was serving in the Navy. She graduated from high school in 1978. 

Roman, a Radioman Petty Officer First Class, and her husband, Juan A. Roman, were found fatally shot April 3, 1995, at their home on the Naval Amphibious Base at Virginia Beach, Virginia. Kim Roman had served in the Navy for about 16 years after graduating from the high school.

Authorities said that the husband had shot his wife to death and then killed himself because of marital problems, The Associated Press reported. The slayings are being investigated by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, according to a Navy spokeswoman.

Kim Roman was on leave from the Navy Communications Detachment at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Her husband and their two children, a daughter, 11, and a son, 5, had returned earlier to the United States when families of military and naval personnel were removed from Guantanamo to make room for Cuban refugees.

The bodies were found by Virginia Beach police and Navy investigators after the two children returned from school and found the home locked. Neighbors then called authorities.

Kim Roman's parents are Dennis and Janice Ruby of Fredericksburg, Virginia. They declined to be interviewed for this story.

The Romans' children are staying with relatives.



Posted: 12 April 1995 - Updated: 11 September 2004 Updated: 6 January 2007