BYRAM, N.J. (AP) — A Fort Drum soldier and a 16-yr-outdated boy have been charged in the murder and kidnapping of a 20-yr-aged Tennessee soldier identified buried underneath snow in northern New Jersey.
Pvt. Jamaal Mellish and the 16-yr-old boy, whose identity has not been produced, have been charged in the loss of life of Cpl. Hayden Harris, whose entire body was uncovered in Byram Township, according to the Sussex County Prosecutor’s Business.
Harris was from Men, Tennessee, in McNairy County about 100 miles east of Memphis. He graduated from McNairy Central Substantial University in 2018.
The New Jersey Herald experiences that the fees incorporate to start with-degree murder and kidnapping, 2nd-degree weapons rates, and other fees.
Township firefighters uncovered Harris with a gunshot wound to his head a working day following he was documented lacking from Fort Drum.
Investigators say Harris was supposed to meet a fellow soldier for “some style of car or truck exchange,” but it’s thought he was kidnapped and killed by the soldier he was supposed to satisfy.
Harris, an infantryman with the 1st Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Staff, qualified at Fort Benning, Georgia, before he joined the 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum in July 2019.
His awards and decorations include two Army Achievement Medals, the National Defense Company Medal, the Worldwide War on Terrorism Provider Medal, and the Military Company Ribbon. He graduated Air Assault College in 2019.
He was promoted from specialist to corporal following his death.
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