After his wife’s body was discovered in a storm drain in Anchorage after a daylong search, an Army soldier in Alaska was detained and charged with murder.
According to the Anchorage Police Department, 21-year-old Zarrius Hildabrand was detained at the Anchorage Jail on Friday morning and charged with first- and second-degree murder as well as tampering with evidence.
For the murder of his wife, 21-year-old Saria Hildabrand, his bail was set at $500,000.
According to officials, Sarias’ husband was apprehended when her body was discovered in a storm drain.
According to her family, Saria, an Alaska National Guard combat medic, vanished on August 6.
When Sarias left their home on Sunday morning to walk to her employment at Bread & Brew Alaska, Zarrius is said to have been the last person to see her. Her family says he reported her missing on Monday.
The charges upset Sarai’s mother, Meredith Barney, who expressed her disbelief to the Anchorage Daily News.
“He walked around for hours with me searching for my daughter, knowing that she was dead,” Barney said. “He lied to me multiple times and tried to play it off like he was a concerned husband.”
On a GoFundMe website, Saria’s family and friends praised her for being gregarious, kind, and compassionate. She had recently relocated to Alaska, where she had plans to enrol in college classes in the autumn and pursue a career in medicine.