Update: Fallon Police investigating murder-suicide

Navy releases information on individuals involved in incident

The Fallon Police Department has an open investigation into a murder-suicide that resulted in the deaths of two sailors assigned to the Naval Aviation Warfighting Development Center.

The two sailors have been identified as Anthony Kent Mustizer, 27, of New York state and Tiffany Nicole Kerlee, 27, of Soledad, Calif.

The Fallon Police Department said the command at NAWDC notified police that Kerlee hadn’t been at work. The FPD then conducted a welfare check at Kerlee’s residence on July 25.

Since this is an ongoing investigation, FPD will not release any specific information on the murder-suicide.
According to Kerlee’s Linkedin account, she graduated from Soledad High School in 2013 and has been with the Navy since that time. She listed her position as a data analyst. Kerlee earned an Associate of Science degree from Vincennes University in 2021.

Naval Air Forces in San Diego said Tuesday Kerlee was an aviation maintenance administration man 2ndclass or AZ2. Kerlee has lived in Fallon since April 2019 when she was attached to the Strike Fighter Wing Pacific Maintenance Unit Detachment. She reported to NAWDC on Feb. 27, 2020.

Kerlee’s record shows she served at Naval Air Station Lemoore (California) in various commands from Dec. 13, 2013 to Jan. 1, 2019, and then she attended the Naval Aviation Technical Training Center in Pensacola, Florida, from Jan. 1, 2017, to March 7, 2019, before coming to Fallon.

Upon enlistment, Kerlee reported to Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes from July 17, 2013, to Sept. 14 and then attended school at the Naval Aviation Technical Training Center in Meridian, Mississippi, to until Dec. 6.
Her medals included Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Medal and Pistol Sharpshooter.

Mustizer, also known as Tony, was also an aviation maintenance administrationman 2ndclass. He first arrive in Fallon at NAWDC on June 26, 2021, after attending the Naval Air Technical Training Command in Pensacola from March 3, 2021 to May 18.

Mustizer enlisted on April 9, 2014, and attended his initial training at the Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes. According to Naval Air Forces, Mustizer was a student for the next two years at the Naval Air Technical Training Center, Pensacola; Airborne Mine Weapons Systems Training Command, Norfolk, Virginia; Center for Security Forces Det., North Island, California; Airborne Mine Weapons Systems Training Command, Norfolk; and Carrier Air Wing/Group Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron (HM) 12, Norfolk.

From Sept. 1, 2016, to March 1, 2021, Mustizer reported to Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron (HM) 15, Norfolk; and before coming to Fallon, he attended Naval Air Technical Training Command, Pensacola.

Mustizer’s awards and decorations included the following: Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist, Enlisted Naval Aircrew Warfare Specialist; Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Navy “E” Ribbon; Good Conduct Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal; Korea Defense Service Medal; Humanitarian Service Medal; Sea Service Deployment Ribbon ad Pistol Marksman.


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