Marine’s death at Camp Lejeune investigated
October 12, 2007
ARLINGTON, Va. — Investigators are looking into last week’s death of a young Marine at Camp Lejeune, N.C., a Camp Lejeune spokesman said.
Lance Cpl. Timothy A. Lovett, 20, was found dead at 12:50 p.m. on Oct. 4 at the Stone Bay Rifle Range, Lt. Col. Curtis Hill said.
“I will add that he was not on the firing line when he was found,” Hill wrote in an e-mail to Stars and Stripes on Wednesday.
Lovett, of Los Angeles County, Calif., was assigned to the II Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group for II MEF.
The Naval Criminal Investigative Service is looking into Lovett’s death, Hill said.
“Additional information will not be available until such time as the investigation is complete and the family has been provided with the results of the investigation,” he said.
According to Hill, Lovett joined the Marine Corps on Oct. 11, 2005, and was trained a Marine Air-Ground Task Force planning specialist. He joined the II MEF headquarters group on Aug. 6, 2006.
“He was promoted to the rank of lance corporal Dec. 1, 2006,” Hill said. “His decorations include the National Defense Service Medal and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.”