Julie T. Phillips, 59, a certified public accountant who retired last year from the Government Accountability Office, died June 12 at her home in Arlington, Va. The office of the chief medical examiner of Virginia said she died of a gunshot wound to the chest. The death was ruled a suicide.
She was born Julie Sindelar in St. Louis and relocated to Washington in 1984. She worked for the U.S. Agency for International Development before joining the General Accounting Office in 1991. She attended Cherrydale Baptist Church in Arlington, where she sang in the choir and participated in women’s ministries. She hosted a Bible study group in her home.