Senior U.S. admiral found dead in Bahrain, no foul play suspected
FILE PHOTO: U.S. Navy Vice Admiral Scott A. Stearney, Commander of fifth Fleet and head of Naval Forces Central Command, speaks all the way through the Change of Command U.S. Naval Forces Central Command fifth Fleet Combined Maritime Forces rite on the U.S. Naval Base in Bahrain, May 6, 2018. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed/File Photo
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Navy admiral overseeing American naval forces in the Middle East has been found dead at his place of dwelling in Bahrain, the Navy stated on Saturday, including that foul play was once now not suspected.
Vice Admiral Scott Stearney, a Chicago local, was once the commander of the U.S. Navy’s Bahrain-based fifth Fleet. The Navy didn’t specify the reason for dying.
“The Naval Criminal Investigative Service and the Bahraini Ministry of Interior are cooperating on the investigation, but at this time no foul play is suspected,” stated Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson, including that Stearney’s deputy, Rear Admiral Paul Schlise, had assumed command.
Reporting via Phil Stewart; Editing via Will Dunham