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Air Force: Airman found dead at Cannon AFB identified

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UPDATE: Body identified as Senior Airman, Christian Barreto, Sensor Operator with 3rd Special Operations Squadron.


CLOVIS - The United States Air Force says an airman has been found dead at Cannon Air Force Base in Clovis, New Mexico.

Base officials say in a news release that the airman's body was discovered at housing on the base about 8 a.m. Thursday.

No other details were released, including anything related to a cause of death.

The Air Force says an investigation is underway.

The name of the airman is being withheld until after the family has been notified. 

Col. Tony D. Bauernfeind, 27th Special Operations Wing commander, says "our thoughts and condolences go out to the airman's family."

Source: Associated Press