Military officials from Pentagon yesterday said that Navy criminal investigators are looking into allegations that two members of SEAL Team six might have been responsible for killing an Army Green Beret who was on an assignment in Mali. This incident is said to have happened in the month of June. Military officials further said that the officer who was killed was a two time Afghanistan deployment veteran known as Staff Sgt. Logan J. Melgar. He was 34 at the time of his death. At the same time, it was revealed that he was found dead at a housing they shared in the Malian capital, Bamako. He had been deployed in the West African nation where he was responsible for conducting counterterrorism missions and also training Mali soldiers. However, it was revealed that the superiors of the strangled soldier, who were located in Stuttgart, Germany suspected that there was foul play in the death of the soldier. They called for an internal investigation that began 24 hours after he was killed. This investigation has since been under the Army’s Criminal Investigation Command. However, the investigation has now been turned to the Naval Criminal Investigative Service when the SEAL Team six members were brought to the investigation as suspects.
People close to the investigation say that a medical examiner from the Navy said that the soldier’s death was being treated as a homicide. The same people made it clear that no one has been charged with the death. However, the suspected Navy SEAL Team six members were flown out of the country. The sources said that they are currently on administrative leave pending investigations. While addressing calls by journalists to shed some light on the death of the soldier, Army spokesman Ed Buice reminded the reporters that it’s the habit of the army to stay away from an ongoing investigations. At the same time, the Army and the African Command Branch are yet to issue a statement regarding the issue. Also, it has been reported that the Navy SEAL Team six members were being treated as witnesses. However, this has changed to persons of interest. This is an indication that there is an interest by the army to know what they know about the death. The widow of the fallen soldier refused to address the issue or give a comment. The same happened when the brother of the fallen soldier was contacted by news reporters.