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Marine held as suspect in apparent murder at Camp Pendleton

November 7, 2011 |  5:11 pm

A Marine is being held as a suspect in the apparent murder at Camp Pendleton of a 19-year-old Marine from Canoga Park, the Naval Criminal Investigative Service said Monday.

Lance Cpl. Mario Arias Jr. was found dead in his barracks room Sunday morning.

A second Marine was found outside the barracks after jumping from a third-story balcony, the NCIS said. He is being treated for his injuries and held as a homicide suspect.

Arias was an air-crew trainee with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Training Squadron 303, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing.

The suspect's name was not released.


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