An active duty U.S. Navy Sailor was found dead inside his barracks room at Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) Friday, authorities confirmed.
NMCSD released limited information on the service member’s death, saying he was found dead around 9:30 a.m. at the center located at 34800 Bob Wilson Dr.
The Sailor’s name has not yet been released, as officials try to contact his family members.
According to NMCSD, the man’s cause of death is under investigation. Detectives with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) are handling the case.
No further details were immediately released, though NBC 7 has reached out to Navy officials for comment.
An NMCSD Public Affairs spokesperson said the medical center is mourning the loss of the Sailor and added, "[We] convey our deepest condolences to his family. More information will be provided as it becomes available."