Fort Stewart soldier dies of stab wound

FORT STEWART, GA (WTOC) - A 3rd Infantry Division soldier died Wednesday night of a wound at Fort Stewart.

The soldier was seen bleeding and in distress near his barracks building around 9:30 p.m. by a commercial delivery person who immediately called Fort Stewart police, according to the Fort Stewart Public Communications office.

Fort Stewart Emergency Medical Services took the soldier to Winn Army Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The soldier had just returned from a 12-month deployment to Iraq about 18 hours prior to the stabbing. An investigation continues into the soldier's death.

Special Agents with the Army Criminal Investigation Command suspect at this point in the investigation that the stabbing may be a domestic incident, according to the communications office.

The soldier's name will be released after family members are notified.

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