Heather Raine Arnett – Chief Warrant Officer, United States Army

Former U.S. Consul General in Istanbul David Arnett's daughter Heather Raine Arnett was found dead in her home in Heidelberg, Germany on January 4, 2006, Milliyet reported. She was a U.S. soldier and a pilot.


It was reported that she was found dead lying on her bed but the cause of death is unknown. Autopsy results are expected to be released in a few weeks. Arnett hinted at a possible cause to his close friends in Istanbul, saying that his daughter frequently took painkillers and that she might have mixed alcohol with painkillers, according to the paper.

Chief Warrant Officer 3 Heather Arnett, 35, who worked as a personnel officer for NATO’s Heidelberg command, was found dead in her apartment in St. Leon-Rot, authorities said. Her body was discovered by co-workers January 4, 2006, after she did not show up for work.

Authorities are discounting “foul play” in Arnett’s death, Grammelmaer said, because there were no signs she had been attacked or of forced entry into her home.

Landstuhl Army Medical Center was handling the autopsy and any toxicology tests, Grammelmaer said.

Heather Arnett was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, the daughter of David and Vivi Arnett.

Soldier found dead in Heidelberg apartment
Courtesy of Stars and Stripes
Friday, January 6, 2006

A U.S. soldier assigned to NATO was found dead in her apartment near Heidelberg, Germany, on Wednesday.

Chief Warrant Officer 3 Heather Arnett was found by members of her chain of command after she failed to report for duty, according to a statement Thursday by U.S. Army Europe headquarters.

The cause of Arnett’s death is under investigation, the statement said. As of Thursday night, USAREUR had not released any other information. Arnett was assigned to Headquarters, Allied Land Component Command Heidelberg, and lived in St. Leon-Rot.

CWO Arnett was laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery on 16 February 2006.

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