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Army investigating homicide at Fort Bragg

Posted September 27, 2010 10:01 p.m. EDT
Updated September 28, 2010 4:46 p.m. EDT

— 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.