Cause Of Fort Riley Soldier's Death Sought

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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Monday, October 1, 2012

Police in Riley County say foul play is not suspected in the death of a Fort Riley soldier at his home off the northeast Kansas post.

WIBW-TV reports a relative found 33-year-old Sgt. Duriel Powell not breathing Friday at his home in Ogden. Emergency medical personnel determined Powell was deceased.

Riley County Police Lt. Josh Kyle says there were no signs of foul play, and an autopsy will be conducted.

Officials with the 1st Infantry Division say Powell was a field artillery radar operator. He was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 5th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team.

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