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Pregnant Ky. Soldier Found Dead In Motel Room

The investigation continues on Wednesday in the death of a pregnant Kentucky soldier.

23-year-old Specialist Megan Lynn Touma was found dead in a motel room in Fayetteville, North Carolina, near Fort Bragg. Investigators call the death "suspicious."

Specialist Touma was from Cold Spring in Campbell County.

Officials at Fort Bragg say they are fully supporting the Fayetteville Police Department in the investigation.

Touma had just returned to Fort Bragg after an assignment in Germany. The last time commanders on base saw her was last Thursday.

Guests at a Fairfield Inn in Fayetteville complained of an odor coming from a room here. When police got there Saturday morning, they found the body of 23-year-old Megan Touma.

Officials say she was seven months pregnant.

It's believed Touma had been dead in the room for a couple of days. Her body was so decomposed, the cause of her death was not immediately known...

For five years, she had been a dental Specialist assigned to the 19th Replacement Detachment at Fort Bragg.

Officials on base say Touma was registered as single. They say she was divorced and did not have any children.

They say since Touma had just returned from Germany, she was in the middle of her re-assignment. In that case, she had the choice of being on or off base.

We don't know how long she had been staying at that hotel where her body was found.

Touma is the second pregnant service member to die under suspicious circumstances in North Carolina in recent months.

Lance Corporal Maria Lauterbach was found dead near Camp Lejeune in January. A fellow marine has been charged in her death.


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