RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — An autopsy has found a Fort Bragg solider found dead this summer on North Carolina’s Outer Banks was decapitated.
The Raleigh News & Observer reports that Spc. Enrique Roman-Martinez’s death was a homicide, but the cause of death remains undetermined because only his head was available for examination.
Roman-Martinez was a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division.
He was reported missing May 23, while on a Memorial Day weekend camping trip with friends at Cape Lookout National Seashore.
Roman-Martinez was a native of Chino, California.
The Army says he was last seen May 22 at a campsite on the park’s South Core Banks.