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Staff Sgt. Krasean Clayborn, also known as DJ Legend, Mr. Mayhem, was found dead in his barracks in Vicenza, Italy, on Friday, June 1, 2018.

Staff Sgt. Krasean Clayborn, also known as DJ Legend, Mr. Mayhem, was found dead in his barracks in Vicenza, Italy, on Friday, June 1, 2018. (Krasean Clayborn/Facebook)

VICENZA, Italy — A 173rd Airborne Brigade paratrooper found dead in his barracks on Caserma Ederle on Friday has been identified as Staff Sgt. Krasean Clayborn, 36.

There were no signs of foul play and an investigation into Clayborn's cause of death was underway, said Maj. Christopher Bradley, a spokesman for the 173rd Airborne Brigade.

Clayborn's body was found by the chain of command in the Caserma Ederle barracks after he didn't show up for work, Bradley said.

Clayborn, who enlisted in the Army in 2003 from Milwaukee, joined the brigade in 2016. He was a career counselor and the recipient of the Army Commendation Medal and the Army Achievement Medal.

"We're deeply saddened by the loss of this paratrooper," Bradley said.

Clayborn is the second paratrooper found dead in the barracks on Caserma Ederle in less than a year. In August, fellow soldiers found the body of 21-year-old infantryman Pfc. Andrew Young. Army officials declined to disclose Young's cause of death, although they said there was no sign of foul play.

montgomery.nancy@stripes.com Twitter:@montgomerynance

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Nancy is an Italy-based reporter for Stars and Stripes who writes about military health, legal and social issues. An upstate New York native who served three years in the U.S. Army before graduating from the University of Arizona, she previously worked at The Anchorage Daily News and The Seattle Times. Over her nearly 40-year journalism career she’s won several regional and national awards for her stories and was part of a newsroom-wide team at the Anchorage Daily News that was awarded the 1989 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service.

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