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News | Sept. 8, 2023

Investigation into the death of PV2 Ana Basaldua-Ruiz

By Department of the Army Criminal Investigation Division #23-12

The investigation into the death of PV2 Ana Basaldua-Ruiz’s death has been completed by the Department of the Army Criminal Investigation Division, the U.S. Army’s independent investigative agency and the lead agency for this investigation.

The Armed Forces Medical Examiner, based on the Army CID investigation and autopsy results, ruled PV2 Basaldua-Ruiz’s death a suicide. A separate Army CID investigation was initiated to address allegations of sexual harassment. The Army CID investigation did not uncover any evidence to support the allegations.  

During the conduct of these investigations, an allegation surfaced indicating PV2 Basaldua-Ruiz was physically assaulted by a former boyfriend in December 2022. Army CID investigated the physical assault and provided the findings to PV2 Basaldua-Ruiz’s command for action deemed appropriate. 

For more information or questions about the investigation, contact Army CID Public Affairs at