Friday, June 27, 2008

Yet another pregnant female soldier found dead in North Carolina

The body of Spc. Megan Lynn Touma, 23 was found in a motel bathtub last Saturday by a maintenance supervisor of the motel. She was staying temporarily there after arriving from a base in Germany. Megan was 7 months pregnant and was looking forward to having her baby.

Police have ruled her death suspicious. Apparently she wasn't reported missing by the Army, which is not in accordance with Army regulations. She had not shown up at a formation on June 16 and was suppose to have been reported missing after 24 hours. The Army didn't even go check her motel room in which her body stayed for 2 days according to her ex-husband. He stated that they said she was AWOL. The Army has started an investigation regarding this overlooked case.

This is the second time in NC where a pregnant soldier has been found dead in less than a year. This does not look good for the military in general who have been failing female soldiers by ignoring numerous sexual assaults or rapes reported by women. This is yet another example of that negligence.

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