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Navy Seals allegedly killed Green Beret over theft discovery

13 November 2017, 10:38 | Opal Carroll

U.S. Army via CNN Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar

Report Green Beret killed by SEALs after he uncovered alleged theft

Shortly before his death, Melgar told his wife, Michelle, that he had a bad feeling about the two SEALs on the operation with him, according to an official, who spoke to The Daily Beast on the condition of anonymity.

But according to an explosive new report published Sunday night, the truth may be far more complicated than the Department of Defense first suspected.The Daily Beast reports, citing several members of the USA special operations community, that Melgar was killed by two members of SEAL Team Six after he discovered that the two SEALs were skimming cash off the top of the slush fund the elite special operators generally used to cultivate intelligence sources as part of the DoD's broader counterterrorism mission in the Sahel and Lake Chad Basin region.

He was assigned to Mali with the 3rd Special Forces Group to help train locals and support counterterrorism operations.

The Times reported that one account given was that a SEAL put Melgar in a chokehold, which caused him to pass out.

According to the Beast, an altercation occurred at around 5 a.m., resulting in Melgar losing consciousness.

However, the SEALs apparently didn't realize that an autopsy would determine if alcohol or drugs were found in Melgar's system. Sources claimed that he died before making it to a French clinic in Mali. Melgar was pronounced dead by asphyxiation later that morning.

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His superiors suspected foul play and dispatched an investigating officer to the scene within 24 hours.

While Melgar's death could have been accidental, the subsequent SEAL cover-up detailed by The Daily Beast was clearly deliberate. He notified Army Criminal Investigation Command of his suspicions and told commanders in Mali to preserve evidence related to the case.

In late October, the New York Times reported that the death of a Green Beret, Staff Sgt. Logan J. Melgar, had been ruled a homicide by strangulation.

An official said jurisdiction for the investigation shifted from the Army investigation service to the Navy in September. Gunmen attacked a luxury resort in Mali the same month Melgar died, and in August there were two separate attacks on United Nations missions there.

Melgar was a graduate of both Frenship High School and Texas Tech.

Melgar, a 34-year-old Texan, deployed to Afghanistan twice. He graduated from Special Forces Qualification in 2016.



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