“Three Marines Found Dead in North Carolina: Victims Identified”

By | July 26, 2023



Three Marines were found dead in a car in Hampstead, North Carolina. The bodies were identified as Lance Cpl. Tanner Kaltenberg, Lance Cpl. Merax Dockery, and Lance Cpl. Ivan Garcia. The cause of their deaths is still under investigation. The 2nd Marine Logistics Group, based at Camp Lejeune, did not provide further information. This is a developing story and will be updated. Simone Jasper reported

Three Marines were found dead near the North Carolina coast, sparking a mystery and leaving officials puzzled. The Pender County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a missing person and began investigating early Sunday, July 23. During their search, deputies discovered three bodies inside a car in Hampstead.

The deceased individuals were identified as Lance Cpl. Tanner Kaltenberg, 19; Lance Cpl. Merax Dockery, 23; and Lance Cpl. Ivan Garcia, 23, according to the 2nd Marine Logistics Group. As of July 25, officials were still investigating the cause of death, as reported by WITN.

The 2nd Marine Logistics Group, which has a presence at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, did not immediately provide additional information regarding the incident.

The discovery of the three dead Marines has raised many questions and concerns. The circumstances surrounding their deaths remain unknown, leaving authorities and the public eager for answers.

Due to the ongoing investigation, details about the case are limited. As a result, this is a developing story that will be updated as more information becomes available.


Simone Jasper, a reporter covering breaking stories for The News & Observer and real-time news in the Carolinas, contributed to this article. As the investigation continues, it is expected that more details will emerge regarding the tragic deaths of these young Marines.

The loss of these three individuals has undoubtedly left a profound impact on their families, friends, and fellow Marines. The community awaits closure and hopes for a swift resolution to this tragic event..

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