A security forces airman at Cannon Air Force Base near Clovis, New Mexico, has died by suicide, the base confirmed.
Senior Airman Jasmine Lovett was found dead in Ned Houk Park, nearly 20 miles from the base, Monday evening with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, base spokesman John Rebello said Wednesday evening.
Lovett had been in the active duty Air Force for four years, Rebello said, and served in the 27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron at Cannon.
The Clovis Police Department is still conducting an investigation into her death, Rebello said.
Lovett’s friends posted tributes to her on social media throughout the week.
“You truly were the sweetheart of flight 444 and we all are truly going to miss you,” one widely shared Facebook post read. “You were the sweetest and most caring person that anyone could have ever met.”
Stephen Losey is the air warfare reporter at Defense News. He previously reported for Military.com, covering the Pentagon, special operations and air warfare. Before that, he covered U.S. Air Force leadership, personnel and operations for Air Force Times.