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Police: Commander found dead in hotel was murdered

Feb. 27, 2014 - 06:00AM   |  
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ORANGE PARK, FLA. — The death of a Navy commander found in a room at the Astoria Hotel on Feb. 12 was ruled a homicide, the Orange Park Police Department announced Wednesday.

The Jacksonville Medical Examiner's Office made the ruling on Feb. 13 in the death of Cmdr. Alphonso Doss, 44, of Pensacola, according to the release from the OPPD.

Doss' manner of death is not being released at this time while the OPPD and the Clay County Sheriff's Office investigate.

Doss reported to Naval Education and Training Command in Nov. 2011, according to the Navy.

While in Jacksonville, he was on Temporary Additional Duty orders at the Naval Aviation Technical Training Unit.

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