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For two months, the relatives of a soldier from Mesquite were tormented with questions about the events near Fort Campbell in the state of Kentucky.

On May 17, police in Clarksville, Tennessee, found Private First Class Katia Duenas Aguilar murdered in her home.

“It was really depressing, you know, because my sister was always a ray of sunshine,” said Cecilia Ruiz Aguilar.

Ruiz Aguilar said at the time that the family never imagined they would still be waiting for an arrest.

At her sister's grave in her Mesquite home on Tuesday, she spoke about a recently released autopsy report that found the 23-year-old had suffered 68 stab wounds to her neck and torso.

“I was really angry. I know my mother was angry too. We just didn't understand. We don't understand why this even happened. She's not the type to have enemies or hold grudges for long,” she said.

At the time of her killing, the Army's 101st Airborne Division said it was “stunned” by Duenas Aguilar's death.

Special agents from the Army CID are working with a special homicide unit of the Clarksville Police Department to actively pursue leads.

Last month, the League of United Latin American Citizens supported the family and offered a $55,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction.

“Above all, we want justice. That is the only thing that matters to us more than anything else at the moment,” said Ruiz Aguilar.

Anonymous tips can be made to the Clarksville Montgomery County Crime Stoppers Tips Line at (931) 645-8477 or online at.

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