Autopsy: Soldier found dead on NC coast decapitated

Spc. Enrique Roman Martinez (Photo: Army & National Park Service)

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.

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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.