A new report from military officials on Monday stated that Capt. Bruce Kevin Clark, a soldier who died in Afghanistan while talking on Skype with his wife, was not shot despite his wife's claims of bullet holes.
According to the Army Criminal Investigation Command, an autopsy on Clark concluded that the captain collapsed and was not shot when he died on April 30.
Agents conducting the investigation, found no trauma to the body beyond minor abrasions and a possible broken nose most likely caused from Captain Clark striking his face on his desk when he collapsed, command spokesperson Chris Grey said in a statement according to ABC News. We do not suspect foul play in the death of Captain Clark at this point in our ongoing investigation.
The command said that the investigation in Clark's death will continue as it reviews all available evidence before reaching a final determination in his death.
Before the autopsy was conducted, Captain Clark's wife, Susan Orellana-Clark, released a statement saying that she witnessed her husband fall forward on April 30 during a Skype conversation while he was in Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan, where she spotted a bullet hole behind him in a door.
During the Skype conversation on April 30, 2012, there was no sign that CPT Clark was in any discomfort, nor did he indicate any alarm. Then CPT Clark was suddenly knocked forward. The closet behind him had a bullet hole in it, Orellana-Clark said in a statement.
Orellana-Clark reportedly watched for two hours as the family tried to contact emergency services for help.
After two hours and many frantic phone calls by Mrs. Clark, two military personnel arrived in the room and appeared to check his pulse, but provided no details about his condition to his wife, Orellana-Clark said.
According to a family statement, Capt. Bruce Kevin Clark was a model father, husband, family member, U.S. Army Chief Nurse, and American citizen. He is survived by his wife, Susan Orellana-Clark, and two daughters.