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Autopsy shows: Fort Campbell soldier, North Texas native, found dead in his home, was stabbed nearly 70 times

Autopsy shows: Fort Campbell soldier, North Texas native, found dead in his home, was stabbed nearly 70 times

CLARKSVILLE, Tennessee – A Fort Campbell soldier who was found dead in her home earlier this year died from nearly 70 stab wounds, according to an autopsy report.

No arrests have been made in connection with the death of 23-year-old Private Katia Dueñas Aguilar of Mesquite, whose body was found in her Tennessee home near the Army base in May.

Clarksville police said Wednesday that no arrests had been made.

According to the Montgomery County Medical Examiner’s Office, she suffered stab wounds to her neck and upper body. The medical examiner determined the cause of death to be homicide.

“We want to believe that it was a nightmare from which we can wake up and she is still here,” said Cecilia Ruiz-Aguilar, Dueñas Aguilar’s sister. “We are not feeling well right now.”

Dueñas Aguilar joined the Army in 2018. She had a 4-year-old son and was stationed at Fort Campbell on the Tennessee-Kentucky border. She was also a member of the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division.

Before her death, Dueñas Aguilar told her family that she planned to leave the army. Her family said she decided to stay after speaking with an army adviser.

“She told me she wasn’t happy there and I wanted her to come back so we could make more memories,” Ruiz-Aguilar said.

Her family and the League of United Latin American Citizens are offering a $55,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction. Clarksville police and Army detectives are cooperating in the investigation.