Officials: Soldier at Army Base likely died from fall

SAN ANTONIO -- Army officials investigating the death of a 28-year-old soldier, whose body was found on Fort Sam Houston, believe the death stemmed from a falling accident, according to the U.S. Army Criminal Investigations Department.

Specialist Ian Patrick Morgan, a WNY native, was found by fellow soldiers at the bottom of a barracks stairwell Sunday and was transported to San Antonio Military Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

In a press release, authorities said Morgan had attended a party earlier in the evening, and that "early indications are the death was the result of an accidental fall."

"At this point in the investigation, we do not suspect foul play and see no signs of foul play, although we have not completely ruled it out in order to conduct a complete and thorough investigation," Chris Grey, the spokesperson for Army CID, said.

Army officials said all available evidence, including the results of an autopsy, are consistent with the said finding; however, a final cause of death will not be made until a 'detailed investigation' is completed.

No further details were immediately released.

SPC Morgan was assigned to the 56th Signal Brigade, 7th Signal Command and the 21st Signal Brigade, according to a Fort Sam Houston release.


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