Civilian’s body found on Fort Bragg identified as 18-year-old from NC


A body found at Fort Bragg on Tuesday has been identified as an 18-year-old civilian and family member of a retired soldier, officials said in a news release.

The body of Lavaughn C. Richmond, of Spring Lake, was discovered Tuesday in the early afternoon on the eastern side of the base, near McArthur Road.

Richmond had been last seen Dec. 31. He had no identification on him, according to a news release sent Wednesday.

Officials from the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command responded to the discovery of the body. Richmond was pronounced dead at 4:41 p.m.

An autopsy was ordered, and results remain pending, the Friday update said.

“We are awaiting additional information from the autopsy, but from all the evidence our agents have at this point, we do not suspect foul play, but have not completely ruled it out in an abundance of caution to ensure we conduct a complete and thorough investigation into the tragic death of this young man,” said Chris Grey, a spokesman for the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command.

Investigators are asking anyone with information about the case to contact the Criminal Investigation Command office at 910-396-8777.

Camila Molina: 919-829-4538, @Cmolina__