Probe into death of US soldier in PNG

1:06 pm on 2 May 2018

Investigations are underway into the death of a United States soldier in Papua New Guinea.

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Shawn Green, who was a military liaison officer, was on a temporary posting to assist with security planning for the APEC summit in PNG in November.

The 38-year-old was found dead at a friend's house in a secure compound where many US and other diplomats live around 3am on Friday.

Investigators from the US Department of Defense have flown to PNG to investigate.

A spokesperson for the US Embassy in Port Moresby, Beverly Thacker, said staff were cooperating fully with local authorities.

"The Embassy Community is saddened by the untimely passing of one of our colleagues.

"Our condolences have gone out to his family. We are cooperating with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Papua New Guinea constabulary and the investigation into the incident. We have no findings at this point."