WASHINGTON (November 12, 2012)--The woman who received emails that led to the FBI's discovery of CIA Director David Petraeus' extramarital affair has been identified as Jill Kelley, 37, of Tampa, Fla.
A senior U.S. military official identified Kelley, who serves as an unpaid social liaison to MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, where the military's Central Command and Special Operations Command are located.
The military official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to publicly discuss the investigation.
He asid Kelley received harassing emails from Petraeus’ biographer Paula Broadwell, which led the FBI to examine her e-mail account.
Agents eventually discovered Broadwell's relationship with Petraeus, who resigned Friday from the CIA.
Kelley released a statement Sunday acknowledging her friendship with Petraeus and asking for privacy.
Meanwhile a former spokesman for Petraeus says the retired general's affair with a female biographer started after Petraeus left the Army.
Retired Army Col. Steve Boylan told ABC's "Good Morning America" that Petrauus' wife of 38 years, Holly, is "furious" over the matter.
Boylan also said in an interview that Petraeus' affair with Paula Broadwell ended four months ago.
Petraeus, who has resigned as CIA director, acknowledged the affair in a letter to agency employees.
Boylan, appearing Monday on ABC, said Petraeus' wife "is not exactly pleased right now. Furious would be an understatement."
Boylan, who says he spoke with Petraeus over the weekend, told NBC's "Today" show that Petraeus is "devastated."
“It's going to take a long time" for him to set things straight at home,” Boylan said.