Anonymous special ops troops have told The Daily Beast that slain Green Beret Sergeant Logan J. Melgar had spoken to his wife about "the bad feeling" he had about two US Navy SEALs, who are now under suspicion of his murder, although he didn't elaborate why he felt that way.
Not wanting to say much more, Melgar informed his wife, Michelle, that he'd tell her the full story when he got back home, according to an official speaking on condition of anonymity because the investigation is still ongoing.
Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar was found dead in embassy housing and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service is probing his death as a homicide..
Two Navy SEALS from the elite SEAL Team Six are being investigated for allegedly murdering an Army Green Beret in Mali last June after he discovered an illegal money operation allegedly being run by the special operators, according to The Daily Beast. Another source said that Melgar never drank alcohol.
It is unknown what specifically started the June 4 altercation at 5 a.m. but it escalated.
"If true that the Navy SEALs were involved in the death of Staff Sgt. Melgar, this is something that would be a huge tragedy and something that I have not witnessed in my entire career", he said.
A Green Beret who died in mysterious circumstances while on a secret assignment in west Africa had reportedly declined to accept illicit money from Navy SEALs before his death.
But Melgar was dead on arrival.
They told superiors that Melgar was drunk during hand-to-hand fighting exercises known as "combatives".
A second former Africa Command official said Brig.
The Daily Beast shares that it is not clear what caused the attack.
She approached commanders about her concerns regarding his cause of death and allegation that he had been drinking.
Melgar's emails to his spouse, documenting problems he was having with the SEALs, have been provided to investigators.
The two accused Navy SEALs, who have not been identified, were flown out of Mali shortly after the death and placed on administrative leave.
Melgar was from Lubbock, Texas, and had twice served in Afghanistan.
Melgar, a graduate of Texas Tech University, joined the Army in 2012 and was assigned to the 3rd Special Forces Group, based at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He graduated from the Special Forces Qualification course in 2016.