The U.S. navy has launched a murder investigation into the dying of a Particular Forces soldier in Mali and whether or not members of the Navy SEALs had a task in his killing.
Employees Sgt. Logan Melgar died June four in Mali’s capital, Bamako, the place he was deployed as a member of the Military’s third Particular Forces Group. A spokesman for Military Particular Operations Command, Lt. Col. Robert Bockholt, stated Melgar’s dying is underneath investigation, however he declined to launch extra particulars.
The trigger is listed as murder, two U.S. navy officers aware of the case instructed The Washington Submit on Sunday. A 3rd official with data of the investigation confirmed it facilities on two Navy SEALs.
Melgar’s dying was first reported by the New York Occasions, which stated a Naval Legal Investigative Service investigation facilities on two members of SEAL Crew 6 and health worker’s willpower that Melgar died by strangulation.
No felony costs have been filed, the Occasions reported.
SEAL Crew 6 is among the many navy’s most elite commando models accountable for conducting extremely delicate clandestine missions all through the world, together with the 2011 raid into Pakistan that resulted within the dying of Osama bin Laden.
A spokesman with U.S. Particular Operations Command declined to touch upon Melgar’s case.
Christopher Gray, a spokesman for the Military’s Legal Investigative Division instructed The Submit that its brokers responded to Melgar’s dying and turned over its findings to NCIS.
Ed Buice, a spokesman for NCIS, confirmed its position within the probe, saying the company took over in late September. He declined to deal with how Melgar died, saying NCIS doesn’t focus on the small print of ongoing investigations.