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Sailor at naval base found dead in suspected suicide

All News 16:16 June 25, 2017

INCHEON, June 25 (Yonhap) -- 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.

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.

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