No Foul Play Suspected In Death Of Fort Riley Soldier

By: Lindsey Rogers Email
By: Lindsey Rogers Email

OGDEN, Kan. (WIBW) -- Riley County police say an autopsy has been requested on a Fort Riley soldier who was found dead inside his Ogden home.

On Friday, September 28, 2012 at 6:55 AM, officers were dispatched to a house on 15th Street in Ogden for a report of a man not breathing.

Officials say it was quickly apparent to first responders that Sergeant Duriel Powell, 33, was deceased. Authorities identify Powell as a soldier who was stationed at Fort Riley. He was found by a relative who called authorities for help.

Lieutenant Josh Kyle, a spokesman for the Riley County Police Department, says the Riley County coroner was contacted and an autopsy will be conducted to determine the exact cause of death.

There were no signs of foul play in connection with Powell’s death, Lt. Kyle said. According to police, Powell was being treated for a medical condition but it is unknown if it was a direct cause of his death.

The unattended death is still being investigated.

Powell was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 5th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division. He was a field artillery Firefinder radar operator, according to 1st Infantry Division Public Affairs staff.


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