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Body Found In Cumberland River Identified As Missing Fort Campbell Soldier

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A body recovered from the Cumberland
River was identified Sunday as a missing Fort Campbell soldier from
Washington state.

Spc. Jessiah Jameson, 21, of Bellingham, Wash., disappeared Nov.
16, two days after returning on leave from Iraq. Chris Grey, an Army Criminal Investigations Command spokesman, confirmed the identity Sunday.

An autopsy was conducted, but Grey said the cause of death is still pending. He would not say whether foul play was suspected. Grey urged anyone with information about the case to contact police or Fort Campbell authorities. The body was recovered Friday morning after being spotted by a barge operator on the river downstream from Clarksville, which neighbors the large Army post on the Kentucky-Tennessee border.

Jameson was last seen at the Kickers Country Club in Clarksville. He was kicked out of the club for being drunk and took a cab to his nearby hotel, authorities said. The cab dropped him off at the hotel, but he had not been seen since.

The nightclub is located in a strip of businesses across the street from the river. The body was located a few miles downstream.

(Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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