Army investigators: No foul play suspected in captain's death
Capt. Bruce Kevin Clark died on May 1 while serving in Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan, about 85 miles north of Kandahar.
May 7th, 2012
10:36 AM ET

Army investigators: No foul play suspected in captain's death

Military investigators said Monday that they do not suspect foul play in the death of an Army captain who suddenly collapsed during a video chat with his wife.

Capt. Bruce Kevin Clark, 43, was using the video chatting service Skype to speak with his wife, Susan Orellana-Clark, on April 30 when he suddenly slumped forward and collapsed. He was dead when military personnel arrived two hours later.

Orellana-Clark said in a statement Sunday that she saw what appeared to be a bullet hole on the wall behind her husband after he collapsed, leading to speculation he had been shot.

While the cause of Clark's death is not yet known, investigators have ruled out a gunshot, Army Criminal Investigation Command spokesman Chris Grey said in a statement.

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    Army investigators: No foul play suspected in captain's death

    like falling over dead is normal?

    May 7, 2012 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    I just cannot get over that two hours elasped before military personnel arrived.
    My sympathy to the poor woman and her family.

    May 7, 2012 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  3. driveby

    I expect the autopsy will reveal all. Whether we get the actual results and not some "misinformation" is another story, however.

    May 7, 2012 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  4. KW

    This is a tragic case. Very unfortunate that she witnessed it and it took a while to get someone there to find out. My sympathies to her and her family. It looks like the autopsy results should provide details on the actual cause of death and put closure on the case.

    May 8, 2012 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
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    May 19, 2012 at 8:51 am | Report abuse |