Petty Officer Jonathan Campos, who’s been in Navy custody since July 1 on suspicion of shooting fellow seaman August Provost (pictured), took his own life sometime Friday. Cause of death: self-inflicted asphyxiation. He choked himself, apparently, with toilet paper. Sad news, indeed. Even sadder for Provost’s family, who may never know why Campos allegedly murdered him. Campos was being held at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton on 16 charges.
Petty Officer Jonathan Campos, 32, of Lancaster, Calif. was found unresponsive Friday afternoon in his brig cot at the Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.
Campos was alive when he was checked at 11:45 a.m. local time, but was unresponsive when found about 35 minutes later, a military news release said. The apparent cause of death was self-inflicted asphyxiation. He was pronounced dead at 1:15 p.m. Friday.