DOD INVESTIGATING WHETHER MARINES WERE ASLO INVOLVED IN GREEN BERET MURDER New forensic evidence suggests more people may have been present the night of Logan Melgar's death in Mali WASHINGTON — The military is investigating whether two Marine Raiders played a role in the choking death of a Green Beret in Mali last year and the possible cover up of how it occurred according to five US defense officials Two Navy SEALs from DEVGRU are already under investigation for their involvement in the strangling death of Staff Sgt Logan Melgar during the predawn hours of June 4 2017 Melgar 34 died in embassy housing he shared with other service members in Bamako capital of the West African nation A September 2017 Army Criminal Investigative Division report about the incident quotes Navy SEAL Tony DeDolph saying he and Army Staff Sgt Logan Melgar were wrestling at 4 am when a fellow SEAL Adamcranston Matthew came in and joined in the horseplay According to the SEALS the men fell down together and when they stood up Melgar wasn’t breathing The SEALs say they attempted CPR and tried to open an airway but Melgar died of asphyxiation The same report however says a witness told investigators that DeDolph and Matthews were among a group of people angry at Melgar and had made comments about getting back at him According to that witness “DeDolph admitted … that he ‘choked Melgar out’ ” and had used duct tape on him A military medical examiner ruled that Melgar’s death was “homicide by asphyxiation” Now forensic evidence uncovered during a Navy investigation indicates two Marines may have been present during the night say five US defense officials Adam Stump spokesperson for the Naval Criminal Investigative Service which has been probing the incident declined to comment on the two Marines “We don’t talk about open investigations” Stump said A spokesperson for US Marine Special Operations Command also declined to comment on the two Marines “It is our policy not to comment on ongoing investigations” Maj Nick Mannweiler said Meme











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