Marine from Indiana killed in N.C.

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Virginia Beach, VA, January 19 - A sailor is being held at Norfolk Naval Station in connection with the murder of a Marine from Indiana who went missing two weeks ago, Naval investigators said Wednesday.
     
Investigators on Friday found the body of Cpl. Justin L. Huff, 23, of Indianapolis, in a wooded area of Currituck County, N.C., just south of the Virginia-North Carolina border. Huff had been missing since Jan. 2 from the Dam Neck Annex of Oceana Naval Air Station.
     
Huff was murdered, but investigators wouldn't release details on how he died or the circumstances surrounding his death.
     
Navy investigators identified Petty Officer 3rd Class Cooper Jackson, 22, of Boones Mill, Va., as a suspect in the case. Beth Baker, spokeswoman for Navy Region Mid-Atlantic, said formal charges against Jackson will be brought soon.
     
Both men attended the Navy and Marine Corps Intelligence Training Center at Virginia Beach, Va.
     
Huff was assigned to the Brigade Service Support Group 1, First Marine Logistics Group, Marine Expeditionary Force, based at Camp Pendleton in San Diego County, Calif.
     
He had served two combat tours in Iraq.
     
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