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Airman found dead at Offutt AFB dorm room

Posted: 2:05 PM, Sep 21, 2016
Updated: 2016-09-22 01:36:33-04
Airman found dead at Offutt  AFB dorm
Airman found dead at Offutt  AFB dorm
Airman found dead at Offutt  AFB dorm

An official with Offutt Air Force Base tells KMTV that an airman was found dead at his dorm room on September 16th.

According to Drew Nystrom with Offutt's Public Affairs, Airman First Class Ian Wendland,19, an Alternate Missile Warning Center operator assigned to the 55th Strategic Communications Squadron, was found deceased in his dorm room this past Friday.

Nystrom told KMTV that Airman Wendland arrived on-station February 29 and was from the Las Vegas area. 

"Airman Wendland was a valued member of the 55th Wing and we send our deepest condolences to his family and friends," Nystrom said in a statement.

Offutt says the investigation into his death is ongoing and toxicology test results are expected to take between six and eight weeks.

Officials added that no further information or details will be released at this time in order to protect the integrity of this ongoing investigation.

This comes almost two months after officials found 55th Wing member Airman First Class Rhianda Dillard dead in her dorm room on August 1.