Funeral announced for soldier from Tonawanda

Investigators believe a soldier from the Town of Tonawanda was not beaten to death at Fort Sam Houston in Texas, but say Specialist Ian Morgan died from an accidental fall.

The former Kenmore East student was found dead in a stairwell early Sunday morning. Our CBS affiliate in San Antonio reported Morgan suffered blunt force trauma to the head and appeared to have multiple stab wounds.

On Friday, Army investigators released a statement saying, “At this point in the investigation, we do not suspect foul play and see no signs of foul play, although we have not completely ruled it out in order to conduct a complete and thorough investigation.”

The news of Morgan’s death was devastating to his family, who took Morgan in when he was 16-years-old and treated him as one of their own.

A wake for Morgan will be held at the Lombardo Funeral Home on Thursday, February 20 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. His funeral will be held at The Chapel at Crosspoint in Getzville on Friday, February 21 at 10 a.m. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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