Retired U.S. Air Force Col. Robert Terrill, 94, identified as man found dead at Arlington National Cemetery
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) - Officials are identifying a man found dead in Arlington National Cemetery last week.
Officials on Tuesday identified the man as 92-year-old retired U.S. Air Force Col. Robert Terrill of Falls Church, Va.
Terrill was found dead Friday after apparently committing suicide in the cemetery. He was found with a single gunshot wound in Section 64. Army officials said at the time they did not suspect foul play.
Earlier, June 20:
ARLINGTON, Va. (WJLA) -- A man died from a single gunshot wound on the Arlington National Cemetery grounds Friday.
According to the Pentagon, military police from Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, special agents from the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command and Arlington police responded to the cemetery around 10 a.m. on a report of a gunshot.
Upon arrival, they found a man in section 64, near the Columbarium Courts, dead from a single gunshot wound.
Army officials said a full investigation will be conducted, but indicated that there did not seem to be any threat to the public.
"Although we have not completely ruled it out in order to conduct a complete and thorough investigation, we do not suspect foul play at this point in the investigation," said Chris Grey, spokesman for the Army's Criminal Investigation Command.
"All indications are this is a tragic and isolated incident and there is no threat to the public or those visiting Arlington National Cemetery," the Pentagon said.
The cemetery remains open to visitors and families and graveside services are continuing as planned.
The deceased man has not been identified.