NC Marine sought in baby's death kills self

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by Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on February 27, 2013 at 8:40 PM

Updated Wednesday, Feb 27 at 8:40 PM

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- Authorities say a Marine wanted for questioning in the death of his 11-month-old child has killed himself.  

The Daily News of Jacksonville reported (http://bit.ly/15RlWAq) that police responded Tuesday afternoon to a report of a child not breathing. The child died at Onslow Memorial Hospital.  

On Wednesday, Jacksonville police learned the Marine they wanted to question in the child's death was dead.  

Craven County Sheriff Jerry Monette said a Trent Woods police officer responded to a call of an unidentified man at a house. While at the scene, an officer heard a gunshot coming from inside a pickup truck and found the Marine. 

Authorities haven't released the Marine's name. Jacksonville Public Safety Director Mike Yaniero will hold a news conference Thursday morning at Jacksonville City Hall.
 

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