MBI Re-Examining Former Soldier's Death

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Jared Hillman, a 23-year-old Army specialist from Hickory, had been back from Iraq only a few weeks when his family found him dead in the woods Aug. 9, 2009, with a .40-caliber pistol still in his hands.

Jon Kalahar, a spokesman for the Mississippi Department of Public Safety, confirmed Sunday that the MBI was looking into the death.

The Clarion-Ledger reported that a test has revealed a lack of gunpowder residue on Hillman's hand, and there was an unexplained five-minute call on his cell phone after the family believed he was dead.

Hillman was assigned to the 647th TC Medium Truck Company as a driver.

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