Report: Bullet that killed woman fired from airman's rifle

Mark Gooch
Posted at 10:09 PM, Jun 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-10 23:09:18-04

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities in Coconino County say a bullet taken from the skull of a woman was fired from a rifle owned by an Air Force airman charged in her death.

Mark Gooch has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and other charges in the death of Sasha Krause.

The 27-year-old woman disappeared from a Mennonite community near Farmington, New Mexico, in January.

Her body later was found off a forest road near Flagstaff.

The Coconino County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday that state crime lab testing indicates the bullet matches a .22-caliber rifle that belonged to Gooch.

An attorney for Gooch didn't respond to a message left at his office Wednesday.