No Bullet in Case of Soldier Who Died Skyping Wife

No bullet wound in Capt. Bruce Kevin Clark's death: US Army
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 7, 2012 11:11 AM CDT
This undated photo provided by the US Army shows Capt. Bruce Kevin Clark.   (AP Photo/U.S. Army)

(Newser) – The sad and strange tale of the US Army captain who died while Skyping with his wife gets even more mysterious: Army investigators say they found no bullet wound or any evidence of foul play in Bruce Kevin Clark’s death, but wife Susan Orellana-Clark has suggested her husband may have been shot. "Clark was suddenly knocked forward," reads a family statement released yesterday. "The closet behind him had a bullet hole in it.” Others, “including a member of the military, who rushed to the home of Clark's wife, also saw the hole and agreed it was a bullet hole."

Orellana-Clark says her husband showed no signs of alarm or discomfort before falling forward onto his desk during their Skype chat, which she kept open for two hours as she tried to get assistance for Clark, 43, who was at his base in Afghanistan. "We can positively say that Captain Clark was not shot," says an Army spokesperson, adding that there was no trauma on the body other than a possibly broken nose from when Clark hit the desk, the AP reports. The Army is waiting on complete autopsy results, but has ruled the death from natural causes, Business Insider adds—but speculation is rampant on Twitter, with some wondering if Clark was killed by a sniper.

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