Airmen line up at the ‘Taste of Latin America’ food tasting event, held at the Base Exchange food court, on Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Sept. 16, 2019. The food tasting included authentic dishes from Colombia, Mexico, Cuba and Puerto Rico. The event was hosted and catered by members of the Ellsworth Latin American Community (ELAC). (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christina Bennett)

A US Airman’s death has prompted an investigation after he was found dead near his base in South Dakota.

The unidentified Airman was assigned to the 28th Bomb Wing stationed at Ellsworth Air Force Base, with reports indicating the individual was found in an off-base residence.

According to the Argus Leader, the identity of the Airman will be released following notification of next-of-kin.

“Team Ellsworth lost a member of the Raider family, and we are deeply saddened by this horrible event. We are focused on supporting the Airman’s family and our fellow Airmen who are mourning this loss,” said Col. David Doss, 28th Bomb Wing commander, in a statement.

It is unknown if foul play is suspected.

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