October 20, 2020

Marine Corps fires commander following deadly July assault vehicle accident

The Marine Corps has fired a commanding officer following the deaths of nine service members killed in an amphibious assault vehicle accident this summer off the coast of Southern California.

Lt. Col. Michael Regner, commanding officer of Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment was relieved “due to a loss of trust and confidence in his ability to command as a result of the assault amphibious vehicle mishap” on July 30, according to a service statement released Tuesday.

The firing comes months after the fatal training accident which involved the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, based out of Camp Pendleton near San Diego. Eight Marines and one Navy sailor were killed when their vehicle sank in 385 feet of water off the coast of San Clemente Island.

Lt. Gen. Karsten Heckl, the commanding general of the I Marine Expeditionary Force, relieved Regner after an investigation “compiled a substantial amount of

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Georgia woman missing since July found dead in car: report

A Georgia mother who went missing in July after a Fourth of July party was reportedly found dead in her car Tuesday.

Natalie Jones, 27, disappeared after she attended a party in Jackson’s Gap, Ala., a little over an hour away from her home in Corinth, Ga.

After months of investigating, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced it had found Jones’ bright pink Chevrolet Cavalier with a body inside that had not yet been identified, FOX 5 in Atlanta reported.

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Natalie Jones

Natalie Jones
(Heard County Sheriff’s Office )

Neighbors said the car hadn’t been there on Monday, according to FOX 5.

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Jones had left the party late on July 4 and texted a friend, “I made it, thanks,” according to People magazine. Officials said she had

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Georgia Mom Who Vanished After July 4 Party Is Found Dead in Her Car in Busy Area, Says Family

Heard County Sheriff’s Office Natalie Jones

A Georgia mother of two who disappeared after leaving a Fourth of July party was found dead in her car, which was recently discovered in a well-traveled area.

Natalie Jones, 27, of Corinth, had driven to Jackson’s Gap, Alabama (about an hour from her home), to celebrate July 4 with friends.

Jones, who has two sons, 11 and 8, left the party at about 10:30 p.m., sending a text to a friend who was at the party saying, “I made it. Thanks,” Heard County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Danny Boswell said at the time.

Authorities launched a massive search for Jones and the bright pink car she was driving.

On Tuesday, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced on Twitter that Jones’ 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier had been found in Heard County.

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