FORT RILEY, Kansas – A woman found inside her car at Fort Riley on Sep. 22, has been identified by the Armed Forces Medical Examiner as Jessica Echevarria, the 29-year-old wife of a Fort Riley Soldier.
Echevarria’s vehicle was located in a wooded area near Caisson Hill Road on post at approximately 6:05 p.m. that evening.
An examination of the scene and vehicle indicates Echevarria was involved in a single-vehicle incident when she left the roadway and struck a tree, which resulted in her death.
The vehicle was obstructed from view due to dense foliage. A soldier walking along the side of the road noticed something out of place, became suspicious and alerted military police.