11:39am

Fri August 22, 2014
Local and State News

Air Force: Airman Found Dead At New Mexico Base

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — The Air Force says an airman has been found dead at Cannon Air Force Base in eastern New Mexico.

Base officials say in a news release that the airman's body was discovered at housing on the base about 8 a.m. Thursday.

No other details were released, including anything related to a cause of death.

The Air Force says an investigation is underway.

The name of the airman is being withheld until after the family has been notified.

Col. Tony D. Bauernfeind, 27th Special Operations Wing commander, says "our thoughts and condolences go out to the airman's family."