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Jan 5, 2011 10:04 AM by Associated Press

Army says officer from Montana shot dead in North Carolina

FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Military criminal investigators in North Carolina are trying to find out what happened to an Army intelligence officer from Montana found shot to death on a trail along Fort Bragg's perimeter.
Army officers say 33-year-old Capt. Jeremiah Sipes of Belgrade, Mont., was killed by a single gunshot on New Year's Day.
The Army Criminal Investigation Command is working on the case, and officials wouldn't say if Sipes' death appeared to be self-inflicted or a homicide.
His body was found on an unpaved path along the sprawling post's Hoke County border. The All American Trail was designed for biking and hiking.
Officials with the 82nd Airborne Division said Sipes was the squadron intelligence officer for 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team.

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