“Army Soldier Arrested for Killing Wife in Alaska: Saria Hildabrand Found Dead, Husband Faces Charges”

By | August 18, 2023

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Zarrius Ray Hildabrand, a U.S. Army soldier, has been arrested for allegedly killing his wife, Saria Hildabrand, in Alaska. Her body was found in a storm drain in Anchorage, and the couple’s home was discovered to be “saturated” with blood. Hildabrand had reported his wife missing and claimed they had been partying the night before. He is facing charges of murder and evidence tampering. Hildabrand joined the Army in 2021 and was stationed in Alaska. Saria Hildabrand was a member of the Alaska Army National Guard. Associated Press reported

Zarrius Ray Hildabrand, a member of the U.S. Army, has been arrested and charged with the murder of his wife, Saria Hildabrand, in Alaska. The tragic incident occurred after the couple had gone out to celebrate Zarrius’ 21st birthday. Court records reveal that Saria’s body was discovered in a storm drain in Anchorage, and the couple’s home was found to be “saturated” with blood on the mattress.

Zarrius Hildabrand initially reported his wife missing on August 7th, but police became suspicious when they found the disturbing scene in their home. A complaint filed in the case states that the accused soldier claimed both he and Saria had been partying on the night of August 5th and returned home in the early hours of August 6th. He alleged that his wife, who was hungover, walked to work without her phone. Zarrius waited to contact the police because he believed it was a misunderstanding and hoped to find his wife.

However, Saria’s co-workers informed investigators that she did not show up for work that day, and they received text messages from her phone number about 45 minutes after Zarrius said she had left home, stating that she would not be coming to work. A friend of Saria’s, who had been celebrating with the couple, also confirmed that Saria had mentioned not planning to go to work on August 6th.

Zarrius Hildabrand’s actions raised further suspicion. He made several trips to various stores on August 6th, purchasing items such as bed sheets, a mattress cover, hydrogen peroxide, a spray bottle, and even marinara sauce. He also bought a trash can from another store. When police initially searched the couple’s home, Zarrius allowed them access but refused to let them look under the bed, citing “embarrassing” items stored there.

Authorities eventually discovered a mattress soaked in blood, leading them to the shocking finding of Saria’s body. The complaint states that police found what appeared to be a pillow inside a storm drain, and beneath it were the remains of Saria Hildabrand, who had suffered a gunshot wound to her head. Interestingly, police had responded to a disturbance complaint in the area of a possible gunshot on the morning of August 6th but did not find anything suspicious at the time.

Saria Hildabrand, a member of the Alaska Army National Guard and previously the Utah Army National Guard, was described by her mother as a kind, intelligent, and funny individual. She had joined the Guard to support her education and pursue a career in the medical field. A funeral is scheduled for August 25th in Mount Pleasant, Utah, and the military will conduct a color guard ceremony when her body is flown in.

Zarrius Hildabrand enlisted in the Army in September 2021 and was stationed in Alaska since March 2022 with the 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 11th Airborne Division at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage. He hails from Elizabethtown, Kentucky, according to Army records..