Posted: Wednesday, September 26, 2018. 10:57 am CST.
Posted: Wednesday, September 26, 2018. 10:52 AM. CST.
By BBN Staff: Earlier this week we reported that Belizean national, Adrienne Barillas, 22, died on a United States military base in South Korea.
Yesterday, a US military website confirmed that Barillas, a 2nd Infantry Division soldier, was found dead at Camp Humphreys.
The report, failing to provide further circumstances of her death, reported only that she was found unresponsive on Sunday.
Additionally, it was reported that her death was being investigated by the army’s Criminal Investigation Command.
This suggests that the nature of her death may be questionable.
Barillas had been assigned to the 11th Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade at the base since November 2017.
She arrived in South Korea about six months after joining the military as a water treatment specialist.
In her brief military career, she had earned the Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal and Army Service Ribbon.
Barillas was among some 28,500 U.S. service members based in South Korea which has had a turbulent relationship with North Korea.
Our newsroom extends its deepest condolences to the Barillas family.
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