Navy looking into two deaths in Bahrain
NAPLES, Italy — The Naval Criminal Investigative Service is reviewing two recent non-combat deaths at Naval Support Activity Bahrain.
Chastity Gray, a housing counselor, died Oct. 13. Navy Cmdr. Joel Del Mundo Tiu died a day earlier. Their deaths were apparently unconnected.
“I can confirm that NCIS is looking into the circumstances of these two deaths, but NCIS does not discuss the specifics of ongoing investigations,” said Ed Buice, an NCIS spokesman.
Base officials declined to say how Gray and Tiu died, citing patient privacy.
Tiu, 49, was from Manila, Philippines. He was assigned to U.S. Naval Forces Central Command.
Gray, 28, died of natural causes, according to an obituary published by the Florida Times-Union. She was born in Virginia and graduated from Port Huron High School in Michigan, according to the newspaper report. She lived in Bahrain with her husband and son, according to the obituary.