Navy identifies petty officer found dead at her home in Bahrain
By Sandra Jontz, Stars and Stripes
Mideast edition, Tuesday, April 22, 2008
The Navy on Monday identified the female sailor found dead in her home in Bahrain as Petty Officer 1st Class Cherie Morton.
Morton, 40, and a 15-year Navy veteran, was assigned as a command career counselor for Commander, Navy Region Southwest Asia, said Millie Slamin, a spokeswoman for Naval Support Activity Bahrain.
Morton, who lived off base, was found in her home near the Navy base at 9:20 a.m. Sunday, Slamin said.
Slamin declined to provide details surrounding Morton’s death but ruled out terrorism. “There is no terrorism that is connected with this case,” she said.
Nor would she say whether officials suspect foul play, but she added: “The case is under investigation, but no one here feels in any way threatened.”
Reports that Morton died of a gunshot wound are erroneous “as there was no gun involved in her death,” Slamin wrote in a press release.
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