The family of Pvt Corlton Chee say they suspect foul play after his body was found with scrapes and bruises and that he texted his fiance that “something was wrong” prior to his death, reports the New York Post.
Chee collapsed during fitness training and is one of 28 deaths at Ft. Hood in Texas this year.
Chee’s cousin, Carma Johnson, told the Daily Mail that they believe the private was targeted and did not want to go to fitness training that morning.
“He felt something was going to happen,” said Johnson.
Ft. Hood believes the family is wrong about its suspicions of foul play.
“Witnesses stated PV2 Chee showed no signs of struggling and was running at the front of the group when he collapsed near the end of the run,” the statement said.
The 28 deaths at Ft Hood include 5 homicides this year, according to the Daily Mail.
Congress has announced an investigation into Ft. Hood will be conducted.
Corlton leaves behind his fiancé Ieasha Pino, a 2 year old son and a 3 week old son. His parents are Gene Chee and Jeanette Coho. He also left behind 5 sisters, all of Pine Hill, New Mexico. He was a lifetime member of the Ramah Navajo community.
Among his commendations are the National Defense Service Medal and the Army Service Ribbon.
A Go Fund Me page to help the family with expenses has raised $7,000.
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