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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 21, 2017 10:16:52 AM EDT

Fort Lee releases identity of dead Soldier

FORT LEE, Virginia – The Soldier found dead here in his barracks room Friday afternoon was Pvt. Marcus Varela, 19, of Pecos, New Mexico.

Varela was assigned to Echo Company, 16th Ordnance Battalion, where he was training to be a wheeled vehicle mechanic.

The cause of death remains under investigation by the Fort Lee Army Criminal Investigation Division.

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For more information contact:

Fort Lee Public Affairs Office
U.S. Army Garrison, Fort Lee
(804) 734-7451
3312 Adams Ave.
Bldg. 12010, Ste. 123
Fort Lee, VA 23801
ArmyFortLee.PAO@mail.mil