Heather Raine Arnett
Chief Warrant Officer, United States Army
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.
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.