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North Carolina-based soldiers who saw Fort Bragg paratrooper alive last face courts-martial

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Posted at 9:54 PM, Apr 12, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-12 21:54:14-04

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.