Navy SEAL Dies in Apparent Suicide in Afghanistan

Job Price, 42, found dead on Saturday
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 24, 2012 5:39 AM CST
Updated Dec 24, 2012 7:28 AM CST

(Newser) – Some somber news on this holiday weekend: A US military official says the commander of a Navy SEAL unit in Afghanistan died Saturday in an apparent suicide. Job Price, 42, of Pottstown, Pennsylvania, died of a non-combat-related injury while working to shore up stability operations in Uruzgan Province. The official described the death as one that "appears to be the result of suicide"; it is under investigation, reports the AP.

A source tells Reuters that after Price didn't show up as expected at an event on Saturday, he was found dead in his quarters by co-workers. Price, who is survived by a wife and daughter, was a member of SEAL Team 4, which is working to train local police to battle the Taliban in remote areas of the country. (Read more suicide stories.)

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