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    Alaska Soldier Charged with Murder of National Guard Wife Who Disappeared

    Alaska Soldier Charged with Murder of National Guard Wife Who Disappeared

    A soldier in Alaska has been charged with murder after the body of his missing wife — also a member of the — was discovered in a storm drain in Anchorage near an apartment the two shared, according to local media reports.

    Zarrius Hildabrand, 21, was arrested Friday and charged with first- and second-degree murder, as well as tampering with evidence in the death of his wife, Saria Hildabrand, 21, according to law enforcement. He had reported her missing Aug. 7, and joined his wife's family and search teams who were hoping to find her alive.

    Dozens of volunteers, including about 40 National Guardsmen, joined the family in the search for Saria over several days last week, according to a service spokesperson. The two were married in December, and Saria was a medic in the Alaska Army National Guard.

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    Zarrius Hildabrand was arraigned on the murder charges in Anchorage on Friday.

    The two met in basic training, Saria Hildabrand's mother, Meredith Barney, told local media Friday. Saria originally enlisted into the Utah National Guard as a field artillery firefinder radar operator in May 2021, but joined the Alaska National Guard in April.

    Zarrius Hildabrand initially told police his wife left for work the morning she went missing. That evening, he called police and her family, who flew in from Utah to…

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