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GRAFENWÖHR, Germany — The death of a soldier whose body was found in his Darmstadt barracks room in 2004 was caused by inhalant use, according to the Criminal Investigation Command.

Cpl. Jacques Francois Kessler, 22, from Company C, 440th Signal Battalion, died Oct. 25, 2004, of fatal cardiac dysrhythmia (irregular heartbeat) caused by inhalant use, according to Chris Grey, CID’s chief of public affairs. Kessler’s body was found in his room at Cambrai-Fritsch Kaserne.

“The manner of death was ruled accidental,” Grey said in his e-mail, adding that the investigation was closed in April 2006, 18 months after Kessler’s death.

CID also is investigating the death of a Company D, 2nd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry (Stryker) Regiment soldier — Pfc. Robert Gene Dibello, 21, of Philadelphia — who was found dead in a bathroom at the Vilseck Bowling Alley on Feb. 21, Grey said.

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