Cannon Air Force base identifies dead airman

Updated: 08/22/2014 10:08 PM | Created: 08/22/2014 8:09 PM
By: The Associated Press

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AP) - Authorities have identified an airman who was found dead in housing at Cannon Air Force Base in eastern New Mexico.        

Base officials announced Friday that Senior Airman Christian Barreto was a sensor operator with the 3rd Special Operations Squadron. He was a member of the 27th Special Operations Wing at the base.  

His age and hometown weren't immediately available. 

Base officials say Barreto was found dead in his home about 8 a.m. Thursday.    

They say the cause of his death remains under investigation.

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