Local Soldier May Have Died From A Fall

February 11, 2014 Updated Feb 11, 2014 at 3:20 PM EDT

By WKBW News

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February 11, 2014 Updated Feb 11, 2014 at 3:20 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY, (WKBW) - The U.S. Army is still investigating the death of a local soldier 28-year-old Ian Patrick Morgan at Fort Sam Houston in Texas over the weekend.

Although a final determination has not been made, early indications are the death was the result of an accidental fall and all available evidence to date, to include available autopsy results, are consistent with those findings.

Specialist Ian Patrick Morgan was discovered in a stairwell near his barracks on post, according to a Fort Sam Houston official. Officials say that he was alive when he was found by fellow soldiers but pronounced dead at the San Antonio Military Medical Center.

SPC Morgan was assigned to the 56th Signal Brigade, 7th Signal Command and the 21st Signal Brigade, according to a Fort Sam Houston release.

Mr. Morgan attended Kenmore East High School through 2004. Teachers who remembered him described him as “polite and respectful” and he was well liked.

His family, remembers him tonight as a fun-loving brother, who was always available to listen. His sisters tell Eyewitness News that while the exact cause of his death is unclear, from what they know he suffered trauma to the head, and was bloody when his friends found him.

Officials are looking into an exact cause of death, and say that they haven't ruled homicide out.