Pregnant Soldier Died of Asphyxiation

An autopsy report says a pregnant soldier found dead in a Fayetteville motel room in June likely died of asphyxiation.

The report says Megan Touma's body was in a state of moderate to advanced decomposition when found on June 21 fully submerged in a bathtub in her motel room.

Autopsy findings also show hemorrhage consistent with blunt force injury which could mean Touma was strangled.

Officials say Sgt. Edgar Patino 27 was the father of Touma's unborn baby. He has been charged with first-degree murder.


You must be logged in to post comments.

Username:
Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:

Read Comments

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
  • by Sarah Location: Fayetteville, NC on Dec 21, 2008 at 06:46 AM
    This is sad and at least the killer was caught. I think NC should start charging for the deaths of these unborn children.
WITN

275 E. Arlington Blvd. Greenville, NC 27858 252-439-7777
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 36481249 - witn.com/a?a=36481249
Gray Television, Inc.