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Ft. Rucker Soldier Found Dead

The body of a Ft. Rucker soldier was found Thursday morning, one day after failing to return from an exercise. 

The body of a Ft. Rucker solider was found Thursday after a two day search.  The solider was participating in a navigation training exercise Wednesday but did not return, according to a written statement issued by the U.S. Army.  A search was then launched for the warrant officer candidate.

The release said up to 100 persons participated in the search that included assistance from bloodhounds furnished by the Houston County Sheriff's Office. The search continued overnight. 

"A Centralized Accident Investigation team has been deployed to lead an inquiry into the soldier's death," according to the release.  However, the Army said foul play is not suspected but did not indicate the probable cause of death.

The name of the deceased has not been released pending notification of relatives.

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