Navy planning memorial service for sailor found dead in home
The U.S. Navy will hold a memorial service Wednesday in Bahrain for a sailor found dead Sunday in her home.
The memorial for Petty Officer 1st Class Cherie Morton, 40, will be held in the multipurpose room of the Freedom Souq at 2 p.m., said Millie Slamin, spokeswoman for Naval Support Activity Bahrain.
Morton was found Sunday morning in her off-base home. She was assigned as a command career counselor for Commander, Navy Region Southwest Asia. Slamin declined to provide details surrounding Morton’s death, including a suspected cause of death, citing an ongoing investigation.
Morton is survived by her father, Richard Gary; her mother, Mary Hughes, both of Rockville, Md.; and her son, Brian Trevor, of Los Angeles, according to a news release.