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Sailor at naval base found dead in suspected suicide

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Published : June 25, 2017 - 16:24

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INCHEON -- A Navy petty officer was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head Sunday in a suspected suicide case, the military said.

The 24-year-old, whose identity was withheld, was found by his colleagues at 1:20 a.m. at a base in Incheon, west of Seoul, according to authorities.

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A firearm and a spent cartridge were found on site, but the authorities said there were no suicide note or a magazine.

According to the probe, the soldier sent a text message to a friend earlier in the day, implying an unstable mental condition.

The military said it is investigating the details of the incident. (Yonhap)