FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – A missing 24-year old soldier from Fort Bragg whose apartment was found burned this week is going through a divorce with her husband, police said Friday.
Col. Terry Walters, the commander of 2nd Lt. Holley Wimunc of Lafayette, La., said in a statement that staff at Womack Army Medical Center, where Wimunc worked, was "very concerned about her safety."
The Fayetteville Observer reported that Wimunc had filed a domestic violence complaint against her husband two months ago.
Wimunc, assigned to Fort Bragg's Charlie Company at Womack, filed papers on May 19 that resulted in a temporary restraining order against 23-year-old John Patrick Wimunc. John Wimunc got drunk, held a loaded handgun to her head and his head, Holley wrote in the complaint.
It was not immediately clear if Wimunc had an attorney.
Officials responded to a call about the strong odor of gasoline at the Morganton Place Apartments in Fayetteville and found a smoldering fire that had burned two bedrooms. Police are calling it an arson and missing person's investigation.
Wimunc's car was still in the parking lot when police arrived. The Fayetteville Observer said police towed the car to examine it.
"Right now we're still processing a crime scene of arson where she lived at," said Fayetteville Police Department Lt. David Sportsman. "Yesterday we were contacting family and friends to see if anybody knew where she was at before we released the information today. We wanted to make sure she wasn't somewhere else."
Wimunc arrived at Fort Bragg in August 2007, base officials said.
Also Friday, authorities said a second autopsy of a pregnant Fort Bragg soldier found dead in a Fayetteville motel June 21 confirms she was the victim of a homicide. Army Spc. Megan Touma, 23, of Cold Spring, Ky., was found June 21 in the bathroom of a motel room after a maintenance supervisory smelled a four odor coming from her room. The cause of her death hasn't been released.
The Armed Forces Institute of Pathology conducted the second autopsy at the request of Fayetteville police and military investigations.