Fort Wainwright soldier found deceased in barracks

A Fort Wainwright soldier was found deceased in his barracks room on Thursday. 

According to a press release from US Army Alaska, Spc. Shane Michael Holton, 21, of Goodrich, Mich., was pronounced dead by emergency personnel who responded to the scene after being notified by the Soldier’s chain of command.

The cause of the soldiers death remains unknown at this point. 

Officials are investigating; next of Kin has been notified.