Local law enforcement and Army investigators continue to seek answers in the shooting death of a 24-year-old private first class stationed at Fort Meade, Maryland, who was found last week with multiple gunshot wounds beside her unharmed 5-month-old daughter.

Ramirez served with the 704th Military Intelligence Brigade at Meade, where she'd been stationed since December, according to information provided by a unit spokesman. She enlisted in February 2013 and served for a year at Camp Humphreys, South Korea, before reporting to Meade.

Police arrived at Ramirez's home around 8 a.m. on Aug. 25 in response to a report of an unsecured residence, according to the department's Facebook post; The Baltimore Sun reported that a neighbor attempted to return loose dogs to the home, entered through an open door and contacted police when no one from inside responded.

Ramirez's daughter was taken to the hospital as a precaution, Frashure said, but had no injuries and was turned over to members of Ramirez's family.

Police have requested that anyone in the area at the time of the incident or with information regarding the case contact them by calling 410-222-4700, or via www.metrocrimestoppers.org. Tips can be given anonymously.

"It may not seem like a lot of information to them, but it could be a vital piece of the puzzle," Frashure said.

Kevin Lilley is the features editor of Military Times.

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