Authorities Identify Ft. Knox Soldier and Wife Who Died in Home

Feb 24, 2013

The Ft. Knox soldier and spouse who died Friday in their on-post home have been identified as Specialist Christopher Meeks, and his wife, Krista Meeks.

Ft. Knox Police responded to the couple's residence in the Oak Park neighborhood at 3:40 a.m. Friday morning after a 911 call was made from the home. Four responding officers heard gunfire in the residence upon arrival and entered the home. They found the couple inside, both with gunshot wounds.

Spc. Meeks was dead. Krista Meeks was given first aid by police, but she died at the scene.

The couple’s two children were in the residence at the time of the incident. Neither was injured. The children are now in foster care pending permanent placement.

A statement issued by Ft. Knox Public Affairs says special agents from the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly referred to as CID, immediately responded to the scene. According to Chris Grey, the spokesman for CID, early indications are that the incident appears to be the result of a domestic dispute, but a final determination will not be made until an investigation is conducted.

Spc. Meeks was a human resources specialist with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division. He had been assigned to the Fort Knox unit since March 2011.