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Two Marines found dead in submerged car

Posted January 8, 2014

— The bodies of two Camp Lejeune Marines were found late Tuesday in a submerged car in a Craven County canal, according to authorities.

The names of the Marines haven't been released.

A U.S. Forestry Service officer found the car at about 10:30 p.m. in a canal along Catfish Lake Road, in the Croatan National Forest near the Craven-Jones county line. Other Marines had notified the officer earlier that they were looking for some missing friends.

Investigators said they believe speed may have been a factor in the wreck.

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  • dwr1964 Jan 9, 2014

    Simper Fi Marines. Thank you for your service to this country.