A senior member of the U.S. Navy’s elite SEAL unit has died in Afghanistan, the Defense Department said on Sunday, and media reports said the death was a possible suicide. Commander Job Price, 42, of Pottstown, Pennsylvania, died on Saturday of a non-combat related injury in central Afghanistan’s Uruzgan Province, the Pentagon said in a statement. “This incident is currently under investigation,” it said. Price was assigned to a Naval Special Warfare unit in Virginia Beach, Virginia, the statement said. NBC News and CNN quoted unnamed military officials as saying that the death was being looked at as a possible suicide. Lieutenant David Lloyd, a spokesman for Naval Special Warfare Group Two, which comprises the four SEAL teams on the U.S. East Coast, declined to comment on the cause of death, saying it was under investigation.

Commander Job Price, 42, of Pottstown, Pennsylvania, shown in this Naval Special Warfare Group TWO

Commander Job Price, 42, of Pottstown, Pennsylvania, shown in this Naval Special Warfare Group TWO

Commander Job Price, 42, of Pottstown, Pennsylvania, shown in this Naval Special Warfare Group TWO handout photograph, died of a non-combat related injury in central Afghanistan’s Uruzgan Province, the Pentagon said in a statement. A senior member of the U.S. Navy’s elite SEAL unit has died in Afghanistan, the Defense Department said on December 23, 2012, and media reports said the death was a possible suicide. REUTERS/U.S. Navy/Handout

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