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Fort Gordon soldier found dead

A Fort Gordon soldier was found dead Friday night after going missing during land navigation training in the post’s training area.

According to a statement released Saturday by the post, the cause of the death is under investigation.

More than 90 soldiers and the post’s Directorate of Emergency Services were involved in a search for the soldier after he didn’t arrive at a designated location Friday afternoon. His body was located at about 10 p.m., the statement said.

His identity will not be released until 24 hours after next of kin have been notified, in accordance with Defense Department policy.

Additional information will be released when it becomes available, the statement said.

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