Grissom Airman found dead in Texas

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A local Airman who was assigned to Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas., for training was found dead in a dormitory room March 7. 

Senior Airman Blanca A. Luna, a member of the 434th Civil Engineers Squadron, had been at Sheppard since September 2007. 

On Friday at 8:50 a.m., base officials discovered Airman Luna unresponsive and with injuries consistent with a stab wound. The Airman was immediately taken to United Regional Hospital in Wichita Falls, Texas, and was pronounced dead at 9:35 a.m. 

"We are saddened by the loss of Airman Luna," stated Brig. Gen. Dean Despinoy, 434th ARW commander. "Even though she had only been with the wing for a short time, she was a part of the Grissom family. The men and women of the 434th ARW extend their sympathies and prayers to the family and friends of Airman Luna." 

She joined the 434th ARW in February 2007 and was a resident of Chicago, Ill. 

The incident is under investigation by the Air Force Office of Special Investigations and the 82nd Security Forces Squadron.