FORT LEE, Va.– Fort Lee officials identified the soldier found dead in his barracks room Friday afternoon as 19-year-old Pvt. Marcus Varela, of Pecos, New Mexico.
Varela was assigned to Echo Company, 16th Ordnance Battalion, where he was training to be a wheeled vehicle mechanic.
The soldier was discovered on the Fort Lee Army Base at 4:37 p.m., according to a Fort Lee spokesperson. No specifics about the death have been released at this time.
The cause of death remains under investigation by the Fort Lee Army Criminal Investigation Division.