Soldier death at Fort Sam Houston ruled an accident
San Antonio Express-News (MCT)
SAN ANTONIO — A soldier found in the stairwell of his barracks at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston over the weekend died accidentally, Army investigators said Tuesday.
The Army's Criminal Investigation Command said Spc. Ian Patrick Morgan, 28, probably fell early Sunday at the post's Benner Barracks, a quarters for single soldiers near the 502nd Air Base Wing headquarters.
A person familiar with the case said on Monday Morgan's death was believed to be a homicide. The Army said Tuesday that its investigation wasn't over, but added that all indications were it was not a murder.
“At this point in the investigation, we do not suspect foul play and see no signs of foul play, although we have not completely ruled it out in order to conduct a complete and thorough investigation,” CID spokesman Chris Grey said.
He went on to say agents do not believe there is any threat to the community.
Morgan was found in a stairwell of the barracks and taken to San Antonio Military Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
He was assigned to a signal brigade at Fort Sam.
Morgan had come to San Antonio from South Korea, where he was seriously injured in a fall that left him with a broken pelvis, fractured eye sockets and head trauma.