According to the Daily Beast, the reason two Navy SEALS may have strangled Army Green Beret Logan Melgar in June of this year was over money.
According to the story, Melgar stumbled upon the SEALS’ scheme to defraud the US Government by stealing money from a fund used to pay informants. Melgar, who passed on the stolen money offered by the two men SEALS, was later found dead from “homicide by asphyxiation.”
Here is more on the case:
Whether the SEALs were involved in the death remained unclear as the investigation continued. The commandos were initially described as “witnesses,” but authorities later changed that to “persons of interest.” Officials said Melgar’s cause of death was “homicide by asphyxiation.”
Melgar, 34, was found dead June 4 at the U.S. Embassy housing he shared in Mali with several other special operations personnel working in West Africa on training and counterterrorism missions, the New York Times reported.
There have been no charges so far in connection with the homicide, but two member of SEAL Team 6 – the famous counterterror unit that killed Usama Bin Laden in 2011 – were placed on administrative leave, pending investigation, according to the Times.
The SEALs reportedly told their military leaders that they found Melgar and tried to save him, according to the Daily Beast. They also said Melgar was intoxicated that night as he was taking hand-to-hand fighting exercises.
The autopsy, however, showed no signs of drug or alcohol usage, according to the report. -Fox News