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NAPLES, Italy — An employee of the Morale, Welfare and Recreation Department at the Navy base in Naples was found dead Wednesday morning at a residence in Pozzouli.

Paul E. Tralmer, 35, was the husband of an Air Force servicemember assigned to Allied Forces South.

A suspect was arrested late Wednesday in connection with the case, according to James Slater, the base’s deputy public affairs officer. Slater would not release the suspect’s name.

An earlier news release from the base’s public affairs office stated that Italian police were holding the spouse of a Navy employee in connection with the death. Slater said the suspect was expected to be formally charged in the case Friday or this weekend during an Italian civilian court proceeding.

The case is being investigated by Italian police, with members of the Naval Criminal Investigation Service serving as translators, Slater said.

According to the news release, base security responded to the scene, and Tralmer’s body was transported by ambulance to Cardarelli Hospital in Naples.


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