German police have recovered the body of a 1st Armored Division soldier who had been reported missing from Wiesbaden Army Airfield since Oct. 31.
Police found Spc. George Coney II, 27, of North Carolina, in the Rhine River in Mainz about 6:30 p.m. Saturday, German police told Stars and Stripes.
Initial evidence suggests that Coney’s death was either an accident or suicide, police said. Though they aren’t ruling out foul play, they added that Coney appears to have drowned, and there is no outward sign of violence.
Army and German investigators used Army dental records a confirmed the Coney’s identity, according to the news release.
An autopsy was conducted to determine the exact cause of death.
The body was released Tuesday and will be transported to the States, police said.
Coney was assigned to the 141st Signal Battalion, based in Wiesbaden, 1st AD headquarters. He had served in Iraq with the division, but the police did not have an exact date when he had returned.
U.S. Army and German authorities are conducting an ongoing joint investigation, according to a 1st AD news release.