Pregnant Soldier's Body Found In Motel

Fayetteville, N.C. (AP) Authorities are investigating the "suspicious" death of a pregnant soldier after her body was found at a Fayetteville motel just days after she arrived at Fort Bragg from Germany, officials said.

Spc. Megan Lynn Touma was identified Tuesday, two days after her body was found in a motel room identified by an odor. The 23-year-old dental specialist with the 19th Replacement Company was from Cold Spring, Ky., and was born in Seoul, South Korea.

The Fayetteville Police Department called the death suspicious. Authorities said in a statement that they do know not the cause of death but said that Touma was seven months' pregnant at the time.

Touma had just arrived at Fort Bragg less than two weeks ago after spending three years assigned to the United States Army Dental Activity Clinic Bavaria in Bamberg, Germany.

Touma is the second pregnant service member to die in North Carolina this year. Lance Cpl. Maria Lauterbach was found dead near Camp Lejeune in January. A fellow Marine, Cpl. Cesar Laurean, has been charged in her death and is awaiting extradition from Mexico.

A private memorial service for Touma will be held Friday at Hope Chapel.

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