JANESVILLE, WI (WKOW/RNN/CNN) – The Navy is investigating after a Marine recruit was found stabbed to death, allegedly following a fight with another Marine, during training at Camp Pendleton.
First responders were called to the base camp near San Diego around 7:45 a.m. on Tuesday, following reports of an injured person.
Pfc. Ethan Barclay-Weberpal, an 18-year-old from Wisconsin, was pronounced dead at the scene.
A fellow Marine, assigned to the same unit as Barclay-Weberpal, was taken into military custody. His name is not being released.
Officials have only said there was “an incident” but confirmed Barclay-Weberpal’s death and the fact that another Marine is in confinement. It is unclear if the Marine is considered a suspect.
Agents with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service are probing the incident.
A GoFundMe page was set up in Barclay-Weberpal’s name. It was originally intended to support the family but will now go toward a scholarship for future Marines.
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