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Marine Found Dead at Camp Pendleton

January 27, 2000

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) _ A body found in the woods over the weekend at Camp Pendleton was identified Wednesday as that of a 20-year-old Marine.

The results of an autopsy had not been released Wednesday. The Naval Criminal Investigative Services is handling the death as a homicide.

Marine officials said Brian Akers, a lance corporal with the First Marine Division, was stationed at Camp Pendleton, about 40 miles north of San Diego.

His body was found Sunday by a hunter. Marine officials said it appeared that Akers had been dead at least a day.

Akers was from Kevela, Mich.

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