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The Naval Criminal Investigative Service has launched an investigation into the death of a retired major general whose body was found at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California.

Officials confirmed the death of retired Maj. Gen. William Mullen, 59, a decorated Marine Corps officer with multiple deployments to Iraq. His body was discovered on Saturday at Building 1651 on the base, as per San Bernardino County Coroner records.

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Darwin Lam, a spokesperson for the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS), announced that the agency is conducting a thorough investigation into Mullen’s death, which occurred under non-combat circumstances.

NCIS has not disclosed the cause of death, citing the ongoing nature of the investigation. “Out of respect for the investigative process, NCIS will not comment further while the investigation remains ongoing,” Lam stated. Gloria Huerta, a spokesperson for the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, mentioned that the local coroner’s office responded to the scene and is handling the autopsy, though the sheriff’s department is not directly involved in the NCIS investigation.

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Mullen was in charge of the base in 2016 and spent a total of 34 years in the military.
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