Recruit from Wisconsin found dead in Fort Jackson barracks

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A basic combat training soldier has been found dead in his barracks at a South Carolina military base.

Officials at Fort Jackson in Columbia said that the 29-year-old recruit from Wisconsin was found on Saturday morning. The exact cause of death is under investigation.

Officials said that it was not related to COVID-19 or to an active field training exercise.

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