A military service member was found dead in a vehicle parked outside the Pentagon Tuesday afternoon, according to a Defense Department spokesperson.
Pentagon press secretary Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder said officers responded to a call for a welfare check when they found the body of the unidentified individual.
“At approximately 3:30 p.m. EDT today the Pentagon Operations Center received a call requesting a welfare check on a military service member,” Ryder said.
Ryder said Pentagon police officers responded to the North Parking, where they discovered the service member in his vehicle apparently deceased.
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Arlington County Emergency Medical Services also responded and confirmed the individual was deceased, according to the spokesperson.
No additional details on the individual’s identity or cause of death were provided.
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An investigation into the death is ongoing.