Ft. Campbell soldier held after wife's death - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Ft. Campbell soldier held after wife's death


NEW ALBANY, Ind.  (WDRB Fox 41) -- Two days after a Kentuckiana woman was found dead at Fort Campbell, Fox 41 News has learned that her soldier husband is in jail.

However, it's not clear if his detention, or what -- if any -- charges are connected to her death.

Police discovered 21-year-old Linzi Jenks in the couple's home on post, after a 911 call Sunday.

Jenks and her husband Bobby are from southern Indiana, where two friends talked about the couple, especially Linzi.

Brittney Camp and Jessica Duley looked at pictures from a happier time -- when they attended drafting classes with Linzi.  She was from Henryville, Ind.

That was four years ago, but they stayed in touch since.

Then came news from friends, and via a Facebook "loving memory" page, that Linzi Jenks was found dead, Sunday, in her home at Fort Campbell.

Jenks' husband, Robert S. Jenks III, also known as Bobby, was arrested on Monday.

"Whenever I heard this, I was like, 'No. You're kidding me. You're joking. What happened. And everybody's, like, uh, we don't know what happened, but --' I just can't believe it," Duley said.

A Fort Campbell spokesman said its police are investigating Linzi's death.  He did not confirm Robert Jenks' name or arrest.  Friends and family did.

Robert is held without bond in the Christian County, Kentucky, jail, listed Tuesday only as a prisoner held "in transit" for the federal government.  It's common for the jail to hold prisoners for Ft. Campbell and army police.

Robert is from New Albany.  A man who identified himself as Robert's father, told Fox 41 News by phone that he had "no idea" what had happened "down there" at Ft. Campbell.

The couple had two sons.

"She loved it. She bragged about her little boys all the time. She loved it a lot." "Any indications, any problems at home?" "Not that I knew of. She never really talked of Bobby to me.  She never talked of anything about her boys, and it was nothing but good news about her boys," Camp said.

But Duley added that she and Linzi had different conversations about a year ago.

"She would tell me what was going on, sometimes. She would say that he was controlling. I would notice that he's controlling, because he wouldn't let her go out with me one night, because guys would be around. And I was like, 'Are you serious?'" Duley recounted.

Duley and Camp said they preferred to remember a happy Linzi who delighted in talking about her sons' growing up -- and in helping other people smile and laugh.

"If anybody was in a bad mood, she'd always kind of scoot you over, see how you were doing, kind of make you feel warm inside, tell you a little joke, she was a real sweetheart," Camp said.

Fox 41 News was unable to contact any of Linzi Jenks' family Tuesday.

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