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Army investigating homicide at Fort Bragg

Posted September 27, 2010
Updated September 28, 2010

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— U.S. Army investigators are treating the discovery of a body found Monday at Fort Bragg as a homicide, authorities said Tuesday.

Chris Grey, with the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command in Ft. Belvoir, Va., said soldiers found the man around 3:30 p.m. while training in the woods north of Plank Road near the intersection of Hobson Road, in the Hoke County section of Fort Bragg.

Plank Road is a two-lane highway on post that is open to the public. It's a popular shortcut between Fayetteville and the Southern Pines area, but it is remote – no homes or businesses are on the road.

Investigators haven't made a positive identification of the man, who was about 30, Grey said, and it was unclear if he was a soldier or associated with the military.

It's unclear how long the body had been there, and officials haven't released any information about a possible cause of death.

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  • girlwonders Sep 29, 2010

    @girlwonders...wow! sounds like something they should be investigating(alcohol, drugs, wine, women) or it sounds like one big party...
    shanedigital2
    September 28, 2010 2:52 p.m.
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    Shane, they do investigate and arrest folks on a regular basis. I have lived and worked here for 17 years. I won't go to my office alone and work at night, and I won't stay around Fort Bragg at night. Reality is, these soldiers are young men from all walks of life, and while they are serving our country, they are not squeaky clean.

  • girlwonders Sep 29, 2010

    Not surprised "girl wonders". Military bases are in the real world. Not sure where one would go to avoid finding women around the area. Comment is just another one of those that denigrates service personnel. Life happens.
    anne53ozzy

    for future reference, I don't denigrate service personnel. I served 3 years in the Corps, work on Fort Bragg everyday. I know what happens here, because I have worked here for 17 years... It is a dangerous place. Women are raped, beaten, robberies, drugs, all that and more. Ask anyone who lives or works on Bragg. Don't assume that you know anything about me, you don't know me.

  • Moabit Sep 29, 2010

    Londonskye: thanks for thinking that the rev is actually going to listen to me and holding off with his prayers. Unlike you I like to be a little bit more precise in directing my condolences. Prayers now or later will not change the outcome of this tragic happening anyway. By the time we know who the person is, this post is long gone. And the rev will have moved on to another story on here, because that is what he does.

  • londonskye1974 Sep 28, 2010

    ** Moabit
    How do you tell the Reverend to hold off with prayer? It does not matter who this person is, everyone deserves prayer even if only for the family who is about to learn of their loss.
    ** sunfox The place where this occurred is actually across from the stop sign leaving a well populated neighborhood in Raeford on Hobson Rd. It is only a few feet inside of the military reservation of Ft. Bragg, not Camp MacKall. MacKall is another 20 or so miles south. I agree with you, this most likely has nothing to do with our soldiers!
    ** NCCarguy Actually you can just walk onto this part of Ft. Bragg. This area is not included in the closed post it is considered the reservation land where training takes place. It is too large to contain.

  • Moabit Sep 28, 2010

    Reverend,we do not even know who he is, so hold off with the prayer until we know.

  • sunfox89 Sep 28, 2010

    Was no one paying attention to the very first post???? THIS IS NOT ACTUALLY ON BASE. THE ARMY OWNS IT BUT ANYONE CAN ACCESS IT. ITS CALLED CAMP MCKALL. ANY AND EVERYONE CAN DO AS THEY PLEASE OUT THERE SO PLEASE STOP BAD MOUTHING OUR SOLDIERS. They are no more perfect than anyone else, lets keep that in mind when we get on a public forum and trash talk the ones fighting for our freedom so that we do can that very thing.

  • nicoledelahunt Sep 28, 2010

    The part of Fort Bragg the body was found on wasnt a part where you have to go through the gates. Anybody can pass through that part.

  • ObamaMustGo aka NCcarguy Sep 28, 2010

    You don't just walk on Ft. Bragg either...so this isn't just a homeless man that wandered into this area. Thoughts and prayers for his family, and hoping for severe punishment for the criminal(s) that commited the crime.

  • anne53ozzy Sep 28, 2010

    Not surprised "girl wonders". Military bases are in the real world. Not sure where one would go to avoid finding women around the area. Comment is just another one of those that denigrates service personnel. Life happens.

  • bear2010 Sep 28, 2010

    @girlwonders...wow! sounds like something they should be investigating(alcohol, drugs, wine, women) or it sounds like one big party...

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