Mother killed soldier daughter at Fort Bragg www.privateofficer.com
Investigators say in a criminal complaint that Linda Shannon stabbed her daughter 32-year-old Autumn Michelle Shannon in their home on base at 147 South Dougherty Drive.
It allegedly happened February 22.
Autumn Shannon was an active duty soldier and cook on base. Mother and daughter had been living together on post since a car crash involving the daughter in South Carolina in December.
The complaint said the soldier’s naked body was found on a bedroom floor with multiple apparent knife wounds and a large knife protruding from her neck.
It also said Linda Shannon was found with a large amount of blood on her arms and clothing. She also had a small knife wound for which she was treated at Womack Army Medical Center (WAMC) at Fort Bragg.
A paramedic who treated Shannon said he asked her how she was injured, and Shannon responded “a knife.” Shannon further told the paramedic that she had gotten into a fight with her daughter and” I killed my daughter.”
An FBI investigator stated in the complaint that in an interview, Shannon stated that her daughter had called her a terrible mother and “I snapped.” Shannon then stated that she had stabbed her daughter and then tried to call 911 but was unsuccessful so she ran outside to find help.
Federal officers won’t comment on Shannon’s current whereabouts.