Pendleton sailor death investigated as homicide
The Associated Press
Posted : Wednesday Jul 1, 2009 21:18:29 EDT

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. — Navy officials say the death of a 29-year-old Camp Pendleton sailor is being investigated as a possible homicide.

Navy Region Southwest spokesman Doug Sayers says the body of August Provost of Houston was discovered in a guard shack on the base before dawn Tuesday.

An autopsy was scheduled for Wednesday to determine the cause of death.

Sayers says the Naval Criminal Investigative Service has taken a “person of interest” into custody. He says charges have not been filed.

The San Diego Union-Tribune says Provost was a boatswain mate seaman who worked on hovercrafts and was assigned to Assault Craft Unit 5 on the base.