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Army investigators announced Monday that they don't suspect foul play in the death of a U.S. soldier who died mysteriously last week while he was video-chatting with his wife on Skype from Afghanistan.
Officials said that investigators found no bullet wound in the body of Capt. Bruce Kevin Clark's body, despite his wife's claims that she believes she saw a bullet hole in the wooden panel of a closet that was behind her husband after he collapsed, the Associated Press reports.
According to the Army, the only major physical trauma they've discovered so far was a broken nose that Clark likely sustained from his fall forward. Toxicology and tissue tests taken during an autopsy Friday should provide more info, but their results could take weeks.
In a statement Sunday, Clark's family said that the Skype window remained opened for two hours after the captain's collapse, at which point, "two military personnel arrived in the room and appeared to check his pulse, but provided no details about his condition to his wife."
You can read more about this developing story from the AP here and the BBC here. Meanwhile, if you’ve ever wondered why toxicology results take so long, you can check out a Slate "Explainer" on the topic here.