NEW INFO: Marine Found Dead In Barracks

Camp Lejeune has released the name of a Marine found dead in the his barracks Friday morning.

The base says circumstances in the death of Lance Corporal Shawn O'Malley remain under investigation.

O'Malley was 24-years-old and from Union, North Carolina. The Marines say he is survived by a 21-year-old wife.

A news release says autopsy results are not expected for at least two weeks, but on Friday the base said foul play was not suspects.

O'Malley became a Marine in June 2005 and was an anti-tank assaultman, assigned to 8th Marines. He deployed to Iraq from April to October of 2006.


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Camp Lejeune says it's investigating another death of a Marine on the base.

A base spokesman says a Marine was found dead in his barracks Friday morning.

Master Sergeant Keith Milks with II MEF public affairs says foul play is not suspected, but he could not release any additional information.

The body was found around 9:45 a.m. and an investigation into the death is underway.

It comes a week after another Marine was found dead on the base. In that case, Private Jonathan Law has been placed in custody for the death of Corporal Joshua Hartzell.


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  • by the guy who was there Location: same room on Sep 29, 2010 at 01:03 PM
    He did not hang himself, and he was not decaying. He has only been dead an hour or so when I found him.
  • by Marines Wife Location: Jacksonville on Nov 19, 2009 at 11:26 PM
    My husband is with 8th Marines and his best friend works in the same building as this kid. He wasn't there for days. He had hung himself that morning according to the guys he worked with. Apparently he called his family first to inform them he was doing this and nobody could get to him fast enough.
  • by olga on Nov 19, 2009 at 11:16 AM
    What the heck is going on in Camp Lejuene? A marine was murdered there just last week now another marine is dead. Whos running that place or better yet who isnt running it?
  • by What is up? on Nov 15, 2009 at 06:59 AM
    In a previous post, I indicated I would not surmise what happened until the investigation was complete, however, my son in law is the one who told me of this dead Marine, and he indicated he body was in intermediate stages of decomp. Now, I don't know if this is true or not but he was found in his barracks and my son in law indicated he had been there since Wednesday but not discovered until Friday. This seems a little strange to me, if its true. Wouldn't the other Marines notice the smell of decomp not to mention a dead Marine?
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