Pregnant Soldier's Death Homicide: Cops

'Zodiac'-style letter claims responsibility for Touma's murder
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 30, 2008 4:20 PM CDT
Pregnant Soldier's Death Homicide: Cops
President Bush speaks about Iraq and Afghanistan during an address at the Army's 82nd Airborne Division review ceremony, Thursday, May 22, 2008, at Fort Bragg, N.C.    (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Police say the pregnant soldier whose body was found in a North Carolina motel last week was murdered, the Fayetteville Observer reports. The Observer, meanwhile, received a letter from someone claiming to be the killer, which contains a symbol sources say was also drawn in lipstick in the room where Megan Touma, 23, was found.

The letter taunts that the author has killed "many times" and will again. Police announced today they had joined forces with the Army Criminal Investigations Division to investigate the death of Touma, and had identified a Fort Bragg soldier as a “person of interest” in the homicide, although it is unclear whether said person is also the author of the letter. (More pregnancy stories.)

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