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Investigation underway into Elmendorf death

Aug. 14, 2012 - 03:15PM   |   Last Updated: Aug. 14, 2012 - 03:15PM  |  
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Authorities are investigating the Saturday death of an explosive ordnance disposal technician at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.

Members of the 673rd Security Forces Squadron found Senior Airman Brandon Cox, 22, near the base's Six Mile Lake, according to an Air Force news release.

Cox, a native of Savannah, Tenn., enlisted in December 2008. He came to Alaska in March 2010 and served a six-month deployment at Ali Air Base, Iraq, from December 2010 to June 2011.

John Pennell, a base spokesman, said Aug. 14 that the Air Force was working with Anchorage police and awaiting results from the medical examiner to determine how Cox died.

The body of another Elmendorf-Richardson senior airman, Clinton Reeves, was discovered in May in a community that neighbors the base. Reeves had been missing for three weeks at the time.

A friend and fellow airman, Airman 1st Class James Devinn Thomas, is being held on murder and evidence-tampering charges in the Reeves case.

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