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Man found dead at Fort Bragg

Posted January 28, 2011 12:54 p.m. EST
Updated January 28, 2011 5:45 p.m. EST

— Fort Bragg authorities are investigating the discovery of a man found dead on base, the Army said Friday.

The body was found at about 9:30 a.m. Friday near the corner of Ardennes and Reilly streets. The John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Museum is located at that intersection.

Army officials haven't released the man's identity or said whether he was a soldier. They also haven't said who found the body.

"We are not releasing any details of this ongoing criminal investigation at this time to protect the integrity of our case," Chris Grey, a spokesman for the Army Criminal Investigative Command, said in a statement. "I can tell you the deceased person was found near a populated area and not in an isolated location or a remote area."

The command is treating the case as a homicide, which is standard procedure when an unexplained death occurs on post.

The case is the second this month in which a body was found on Fort Bragg.

On New Year's Day, Capt. Jeremiah Sipes was shot to death in a remote area of post. A hunter called 911 and said his partner mistakenly shot the soldier on the All American Trail.

That case remains under investigation, and no charges have been filed.