Thursday, May 17, 2012
The Army is investigating the death of a Fort Riley soldier from upstate New York as a homicide.
Officials at the northeastern Kansas post say 21-year-old Pvt. Thomas Lavrey was pronounced dead after being found unresponsive in his living quarters on Sunday.
The Army Criminal Investigation Command says they are investigating Larvey's death as a homicide, but no other details were provided, and a cause of death has yet to be determined.
Lavrey was a native of West Seneca, N.Y., a suburb of Buffalo. He joined the Army in March 2010 and was assigned to Fort Riley in September of that year.
He was a utilities equipment repairman assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Special Troops Battalion, 1st stainment
Brigade, 1st Infantry Division.