Rio Napo, Ecuador: Soldier Dies, Authorities Investigating

Posted on July 28, 2011 • Filed under: Ecuador, Police/Military Activity

According to the Ecuadorian military announced the death of the Corporal Ivan Marcelo Gadbay Naranjo of the Special Operations Battalion and commander of the Panacocha Unit on Thursday July 21st. Army officials say Naranjo was located between the provinces of Sucumbios and Orellana. Authorities are investigating the incident, which due to preliminary investigations has been labeled a suicide. Authorities will transfer the body, discovered on the location of the Panacocha Unit, to Riobamba where Naranjo was born and his family resides. The Army says they are saddened by this incident and extend their condolences to the soldiers’ family.Read Article

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