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Army Drill Sergeant Found Shot to Death in San Antonio, No Suspect Identified

Army Drill Sergeant Found Shot to Death in San Antonio, No Suspect Identified

by Leah AnayaJanuary 4, 2021

San Antonio, TX – A woman found fatally shot on Interstate 10 in San Antonio has been identified as Drill Sergeant Jessica Mitchell. Mitchell was found after a stranded vehicle was reported around 2am New Year’s Day.

Police said on arrival they found white Dodge Challenger with several bullet holes to the driver’s side door and window. They said, “Officers opened the vehicle door and checked for a pulse on the victim (who) appeared to have been struck multiple times.”

Mitchell was pronounced dead at University Hospital.

Army’s Criminal Investigation Division is investigating the death of the 30-year-old Army dental specialist. Mitchell was on holiday leave, and leaves behind a 10-year-old son. She was a fifth-generation military member.

The San Antonio Police Department said the suspect vehicle may be red in color and should have damage to the passenger side.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact SAPD’s Homicide Unit at (210) 207-7635.

LENN will bring you updates on Mitchell’s murder as they become available.

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Leah Anaya
Leah Anaya
Leah Anaya is a medically retired police officer. She served for three years at the Oakland Police Department, and just under five at a department in Washington State. Before that, she was an intelligence analyst in the US Army. She is now a stay at home mom living with her husband, who is still serving as a police officer, and their three children. She also grew up as the daughter of a police officer in California. Leah is now a writer and Deputy Editor at Law Enforcement News Network as well as the Business Manager for Washington State FOP. She's a peer support advocate for The Wounded Blue and Serve and Protect. You can find her on social media @leahmsanaya or at
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