North Carolina police say they're investigating the possible suicide of an Army veteran charged with shooting her service dog as she laughed.

Fayetteville Police Lt. Todd Joyce on Sunday said investigators believe that 23-year-old Marinna Rollins killed herself. Joyce declined to explain what evidence detectives found. He says police were called to her apartment early Sunday after her body was found by friends.


Rollins and 25-year-old Jarren Heng, her active-duty boyfriend, were charged last month with cruelty to animals after investigators say they tied the dog to a tree and shot it multiple times with a rifle.

Cumberland County District Attorney Clark Reaves said the two could be heard laughing on a video recording they made as the dog was killed.

Rollins, a former specialist and multimedia illustrator, joined the Army in early 2014 and was administratively separated in January, according to Army Human Resources Command.

Heng is a specialist assigned to a unit within Army Special Operations Command, spokesman Lt. Col. Robert Bockholt confirmed to Army Times, though he declined to provide Heng's unit or military occupational specialty.

After appearing in court, both Rollins and Heng were out on bail.

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