FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — Seven North Carolina-based soldiers who were camping with a Fort Bragg paratrooper whose partial remains were found along the coast in 2020 are facing courts-martial on conspiracy and other charges.
Eight soldiers assigned were camping on Cape Lookout National Seashore when Spc. Enrique Roman-Martinez was reported missing in May 2020.
According to the Associated Press,Roman-Martinez' severed head washed up on shore six days later; his body was never recovered.
His death was ruled as a homicide, but no one has been charged in his death.
The Fayetteville Observer reports that court records state that seven soldiers who were the last to see Roman-Martinez alive are all charged with conspiracy and failure to obey a direct order or regulation related to travel during a travel ban.
Officials have said the charges are unrelated to the death of Roman-Martinez.
All seven have all been arraigned and their trials are scheduled from May to September.