Defense officials: 2 Marines may have played role in death of U.S. Army Green Beret

Updated: May. 11, 2018 at 4:54 PM CDT
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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - The Pentagon is investigating whether two members of the U.S. Marines special operations forces played a role in the choking death of Green Beret Logan Melgar, a Lubbock native.

34-year-old Melgar died last June in the African nation of Mali.

A military medical examiner ruled his death "homicide by asphyxiation."

Two members of Navy SEAL Team 6 are already under investigation for their involvement in Melgar's death.

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NBC News is reporting that forensic evidence uncovered during a Navy investigation indicates the two Marines may have been present at some point during the night, according to five U.S. defense officials.

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