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Investigation underway into death of Fort Rucker soldier

Law enforcement officials search for missing person near Clayhatchee  boat ramp.
Law enforcement officials search for missing person near Clayhatchee boat ramp.(WTVY)
Published: Aug. 23, 2020 at 3:10 PM CDT
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CLAYHATCHEE, Ala. (WTVY) - An investigation is underway after a Ft. Rucker soldier was found dead this morning.

According to a press release from Ft. Rucker’s Public Affairs Office, the body was found off the installation near the town of Clayhatchee.

The name of the soldier is being withheld pending next of kin notification.

On Saturday night, multiple law enforcement agencies, including the Houston County Sheriff’s Office and the Dale County Sheriff’s Office, were on the scene near the boat ramp in Clayhatchee. One official told WTVY that they were searching for a missing person, but no other details were available.

WTVY has confirmed through law enforcement that the dead soldier is the same person they were seeking. His body was located this morning around 8:30 a.m.

No further details could be released at this time.

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