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Army rules death of Bragg soldier a homicide

Posted August 4, 2008 4:43 p.m. EDT
Updated August 4, 2008 6:03 p.m. EDT

— The Army is investigating the death of a soldier on Fort Bragg last month as a homicide, officials said Monday.

The body of Pfc. Luke J. Brown, 27, of Fredericksburg, Va., was found in a car in a parking lot off Bastogne Drive on post on July 20.

Brown was an intelligence analyst assigned to Headquarters Company. He had been a member of the 82nd Airborne Division since January and had joined the Army a year earlier.

A military medical examiner in Washington, D.C., performed an autopsy, but the cause of death hasn't been released.

The Army's Criminal Investigation Command is investigating Brown's death. No information on any suspects or a possible motive was released.

Brown is the third Fort Bragg soldier slain in recent weeks.

Spc. Megan Touma was found dead in a Fayetteville motel room on June 21. A sergeant assigned to the post was charged last week with her death.

The remains of 2nd Lt. Holley Wimunc were found in Onslow County on July 13. Her estranged husband, a Camp Lejeune Marine, has been charged with murder.