Navy SEALs 'Persons of Interest' in Green Beret's Murder: Report

Two members of the Navy's elite SEAL Team 6 have come under suspicion in the mysterious death of a member of the Army's Special Forces in Africa, according to The New York Times.

The Times reported that Army Staff Sgt. Logan J. Melgar, 34, was found dead on June 4 in Mali, in embassy housing he shared with other members of American special operation forces. An autopsy reportedly revealed Melgar was strangled, but it's unclear why. The SEALs were originally described as witnesses but later were determined to be "persons of interest," the Times said.

Ed Buice, a spokesperson for the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, confirmed to Code and Dagger that NCIS took over the investigation from the Army's Criminal Investigation Command in September. "Beyond that, NCIS does not discuss details of ongoing investigations," Buice said, adding that he has no information on the "cause and manner of death."

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