New Mexico base IDs airman found dead; foul play ruled out

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) – Holloman Air Force Base officials have released the name of an airman found dead on base.

The Alamogordo Daily News reports that the body of 21-year-old Airman 1st Class Nathan Wilson-Ross was discovered in the base dormitories Oct. 11.

Base spokesman Arlan Ponder says no foul play is suspected.

No possible cause of death was given.

Wilson-Ross, of San Angelo, Texas, was an F-16 aircraft maintenance specialist assigned to the 54th Fighter Group.

Ponder says Wilson-Ross was deployed to Holloman from Aviano Air Base in Italy a year ago.

He is survived by his mother and a brother. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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