Pregnant Ky Soldier Found Dead In Motel

A pregnant Kentucky soldier was found dead in a North Carolina motel, now investigators say her death is suspicious.

Spc. Megan Lynn Touma was identified Tuesday, two days after her body was found in a Fayetteville motel room. The 23-year-old dental specialist with the 19th Replacement Company was from Cold Spring in Campbell County and was born in Seoul, South Korea.

Authorities said in a statement that they do know not the cause of death but said that Touma was seven months' pregnant at the time. Police were called to the motel after a strong, foul odor was detected.

Touma had just arrived at Fort Bragg less than two weeks ago after spending three years assigned to the United States Army Dental Activity Clinic Bavaria in Bamberg, Germany. A private memorial service for Touma will be held Friday at Hope Chapel.

Touma is the second pregnant service member to die in North Carolina this year. Lance Cpl. Maria Lauterbach was found dead near Camp Lejeune in January. A fellow Marine, Cpl. Cesar Laurean, has been charged in her death and is awaiting extradition from Mexico.


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