The military has launched an investigation into how a U.S. contractor received fatal head wounds while working with special operations Marines in Irbil, Iraq, according to three U.S. officials familiar with the investigation.
The Lockheed Martin employee died at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany last week, just days after he was found in his barracks room with severe head trauma, according to two U.S. officials.
Now, the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) is looking into what two Marine Raiders and one U.S. Navy Special Amphibious Reconnaissance Corpsman know about his injuries and whether a fight on New Year’s Day is where he suffered the fatal blows, according to three U.S. officials familiar with the investigation.
A spokesperson for the Naval Criminal Investigative Service said, “NCIS does not discuss the details of ongoing investigations.”
A spokesperson for Lockheed Martin acknowledged the death of the employee and said it is supporting the investigation.