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Woman Found Slain In Severn Home Was Ft. Meade Soldier

SEVERN, Md. (WJZ) -- New information about a woman found dead inside her townhome in Severn. Her five month old baby girl was unharmed next to her. The victim is a U.S. Army soldier stationed at Fort Meade.

Meghan McCorkell has the latest on the search for her killer.

Anne Arundel County police say they are following up on leads, but still have no clue who killed Pfc. Karlyn Ramirez.

Fliers with the face of Karlyn Serane Ramirez fill her Severn townhome community. The 24-year-old was shot to death behind closed doors. Her five month old daughter was found unharmed inside.

"I thought I heard something. At the beginning, I thought it was firecrackers maybe," said neighbor Alvin Zeno.

Zeno lives across the way and thought he heard gunshots over the weekend.

"I've been in the Army 25 years. So I know what shots sound like. I said, 'Somebody is firing somewhere,'" he said.

He couldn't figure out where it was coming from.

Monday morning, a neighbor realized something was wrong when they noticed Ramirez's dog running loose.

"They attempted to return the dog home and yelled inside several times for somebody to come to the door. When nobody came to the door, they found that to be suspicious," said Lt. Ryan Frashure, Anne Arundel County Police Department.

When police entered the home, they found Ramirez dead.

WJZ has learned Ramirez was a U.S. Army soldier stationed at Fort Meade.

Investigators say she was married, but lived with her daughter in the Severn home alone.

"We have spoken to her husband. We've conducted interviews with her husband. We're still investigating any leads that we have with the husband and family members," said Frashure.

So far, they do not have a suspect. That's got neighbors worried.

"Kids can come out and play. They've got nice little parks for them to play in. Nothing to this level happens around here," said Matthew Cohen, neighbor.

Now police are trying to bring peace by hunting down whoever killed the young soldier.

An Army spokesperson tells WJZ Ramirez was originally from Del Rio, Texas. She had just come to Fort Meade in December of 2014, and received four service medals.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to contact Anne Arundel County homicide detectives.

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