Marine Found Dead Identified

Authorities have identified the Marine whose body was found at a North Carolina base.

Camp Lejeune officials said Friday the Marine had been identified as 19-year-old Pfc. Timothy J. Newcomer of Winnebago, Ill.

Officials said the body was found Wednesday afternoon between two main roads north of the Hadnot Point area of the massive 246-square-mile base.

The Naval Criminal Investigative Service is investigating.

Newcomer enlisted in the Marine Corps in 2008 and was an infantry rifleman assigned to Gulf Company, 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division.

His decorations include the National Defense Service Medal and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.

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