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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 535-95
October 03, 1995

Marine Dies in Pentagon

Marine Lance Cpl Jennifer A. Merrihew, 19, died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head at approximately 5:15 pm Monday in a Pentagon rest room. Merrihew was assigned to Headquarters, Service Company, Headquarters Battalion, Headquarters Marine Corps, Arlington, Va. Her hometown is Spring, Texas.

The death is under investigation by the Defense Protective Services.