Family: Body of soldier found in reservoir
COLORADO SPRINGS ” Relatives of a missing Fort Carson soldier said police told them the body found in a reservoir over the weekend was that of the 29-year-old sergeant.
Police have said they do not suspect foul play in the disappearance of Shawn Stoddard, but his uncle said family members do not think he committed suicide.
“There’s still a lot of mysteries and a lot of unanswered questions that we have,” said Randy Garn of St. Anthony, Idaho.
Colorado Springs Fire Department divers recovered the body after a search helicopter hired by Stoddard’s family spotted it in the reservoir on Saturday.
An autopsy was performed Sunday but coroner’s investigators were awaiting the results of toxicology tests before listing a cause of death.
Stoddard disappeared from Fort Carson last week. His car was found Oct. 30 near the reservoir.
Stoddard joined the Army in November 2003 and had been deployed to Iraq twice, Fort Carson officials said. Garn said family members think he suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder.
Stoddard is survived by his wife, Tammy, and two children, ages 3 and 5.
He was a member of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division.
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