Fort Riley Army Spc. Phillip Cruz-Medellin Found Dead in Manhattan, Kansas; Official Cause of Death Unknown (November 15, 2016)

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Spc. Phillip Cruz-Medellin, U.S. Army

Spc. Phillip Cruz-Medellin, US Army, was found dead in Manhattan, Kansas on November 15, 2016. Spc. Cruz-Medellin was a satellite communications operator and maintainer with the 267th Signal Company, Special Troops Battalion, 1st Infantry Division Sustainment Brigade at nearby Fort Riley. He was from Prairie Lea, Texas and enlisted in the Army in October 2014. Reports indicate that the civilian authorities were investigating the cause of death but the official cause of death is unknown.

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