Olympia homicide victim was Afghan veteran soldier



OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A 29-year-old man found fatally stabbed in an Olympia, Wash., apartment complex was an active duty Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier who survived a 2009 bomb that ripped through his Stryker vehicle in Afghanistan.

The Olympian reports (http://is.gd/E2zznj ) that Nathaniel Ollis was found dead Friday. The newspaper says three soldiers died in the 2009 bombing and Ollis suffered two shattered heels.

Thurston County Coroner Gary Warnock says he died of multiple stab wounds.

On Sunday, Olympia police arrested two 20-year-old men in the homicide after a multi-county chase that ended in a crash on southbound Interstate 5 near Kelso.

At a court hearing Monday, one man was ordered held for investigation of second-degree murder with bail set at $1 million. The other man was ordered held for investigation of rendering criminal assistance.

Detectives are trying to determine a motive for the killing.


Information from: The Olympian, http://www.theolympian.com