Airman found dead at home on base

Staff report

A Cannon Air Force Base airman was found dead in base housing early Thursday, a news release from Cannon reported.
The airman’s name was being withheld until 24 hours after family has been notified, the release said.
The body was found about 8 a.m.

Capt. Neil Samson, with Cannon public affairs, said he did not know the cause of death or whether a criminal investigation is under way. The news release said the cause of the incident is under investigation.”

“Our thoughts and condolences go out to the airman’s family,” Col. Tony D. Bauernfeind, 27th Special Operations Wing commander, said in the news release. “Each airman here is a valuable member of Team Cannon. We are deeply grieved by this loss.”