Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Family Speaks Out After Marine's Suicide Investigation

Marine Corps withheld suicide investigation results that suggested drug use among Marines
The Washington Post
Author: Dan Lamothe
Published 1 day ago
"Have some respect, you know? We just lost a family member," Riggs said in an interview. "Don't spell his name wrong. It was just so frustrating."
Marine Cpl. Jonathan Gee committed suicide in 2015 while stationed near the Pentagon. (Photo courtesy of Janele Riggs)
WASHINGTON – The results of an investigation into the suicide of a Marine that suggested his unit might have a "drug problem" and highlighted a hostile work environment were withheld from the Marine's family for an "unacceptably long time" spanning months, according to documents and letters obtained by The Washington Post.

Cpl. Jonathan M. Gee, 22, hanged himself early Aug. 29, 2015, at the Marine Corps' Henderson Hall, near the Pentagon, after a night of partying, the investigation found. He and another Marine had been thrown out of the EchoStage concert hall in Washington hours before, when they were discovered in a restroom stall with cocaine, the investigation's report said. Gee was found the next afternoon.
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