Four deaths at Fort Lee investigated as suicides

Posted at 4:09 PM, Sep 02, 2012
and last updated 2012-09-02 16:09:15-04

Four deaths at Fort Lee this year are being probed as suicides, according to a report from the Associated Press.

If they were, the deaths would represent a sharp increase in the number of suicides reported annually by the base.

The Progress-Index reports that the Army post has averaged 1.1 suicides per year over the past decade.

Two of the latest deaths occurred in July. They remain under investigation.

Nationwide, potential suicides so far this year through the end of July for active duty personnel is 116.

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