Police: Minn. soldier commits suicide in Kentucky

Police say a 19-year-old Fort Campbell soldier has died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The body of Pfc. Jeremy D. Campbell, of Cloquet, Minn., was found in his car Monday morning in Christian County by military police. The New Era in Hopkinsville reports Campbell died of a gunshot wound to the head.

Oak Grove police say Campbell sent a text message to his father before he died. The message indicated that Campbell intended to harm himself.

Campbell was a member of the 194th Military Police Company, 716th Military Police Battalion.

The Associated Press reported earlier this year that Fort Campbell was taking steps to detect signs of trouble among soldiers who might be suicide risks. Authorities at the military post on the Kentucky-Tennessee border say 21 Fort Campbell soldiers took their own lives in 2009.

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Information from: Kentucky New Era

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