Fort Lee identifies soldier found dead on base

By: Michael Campbell, News Editor

FORT LEE – A 19-year-old soldier died while stationed at Fort Lee military base, officials with the installation confirmed.

According to officials, the soldier, identified as Prv. Marcus Varela, 19, of Pecos, New Mexico was found dead in his barracks room last Friday afternoon just before 5 p.m.

Few details regarding the circumstances of Varela’s death have been revealed by Fort Lee officials, who stated that the base’s Criminal Investigation Division is actively investigating the death.

Per military officials, the 19-year-old soldier was assigned to Echo Company, 16th Ordnance Battalion, where he was training to be a wheeled vehicle mechanic.

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