For nearly a year, the investigation into the strangling death of a Green Beret deployed to Africa has centered around two Navy SEALs he lived with at the time of his death.
But new reports indicate that at least two Marines may have been present during the alleged incident.
NBC News reported this week that five defense officials, who were not identified by name in the news report, confirmed that forensic evidence indicates that two Marines with Marine Special Operations Command may have been present at the night or early morning of Army Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar’s death in June 2017.
The military is now investigating whether the Marines played a role in Melgar’s death or the possible cover up afterward, NBC News reported.
Multiple media reports have noted that the investigation — originally conducted by the Army’s Criminal Investigative Command but later transferred to the Naval Criminal Investigative Service — included statements from SEAL Team 6 members Petty Officer Antony DeDolph and Chief Petty Officer Adam Cranston Matthew that claimed they wanted to “get back” at Melgar, 34, for snubbing them on the way to a party.