The couple took the gray-and-white male pit bull named Camboui to an unknown wooded area on April 16 or 17, according to ABC News.
Marinna Rollins of Windham was stationed at Fort Bragg, but ended her military career in January of 2017. The Army veteran was found dead around 3:00 am on Sunday in Fayetteville, according to local authorities.
Police are investigating Rollins' death as a suicide.
Rollins' estranged husband, Matt Dyer, a Fort Bragg soldier, adopted the dog, then named "Huey," before he was deployed to Korea for a year. Dyer says that, although he and Rollins were separated, she agreed to care for Huey during his deployment. Dyer revealed to WNCN that during his deployment, Rollins got Huey certified as an emotional support dog.
Rollins then changed the dog's name to "Cambouis." Friends and family said Marinna Rollins suffered from severe PTSD after a traumatic incident that occurred while she served in South Korea. Marinna said she had become attached to the dog and didn't want to give him back.
"I felt like her having to take care of Huey would be good for her and would be good for Huey."
Deputies also said there is video evidence in the dog shooting case the DA's office said it would use.