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Army releases new information in Fort Benning death investigation

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FORT BENNING, GA (WTVM) -  Army officials are now releasing what caused a 50-year-old Columbus man to die near Fort Benning.

They say Dansby Thornton died from blunt force trauma to the head.

Thornton was found lying in the roadway off Victory Drive near the Raceway Gas Station in the early morning hours of September 2nd.

Authorities say he died a short time later at the hospital.

Thornton's death is being investigated by Fort Benning's Criminal Investigation Division, because the area is in the post's jurisdiction.

At this point, CID is not releasing any other details from their investigation but they are asking for the public's help.

A reward of $5,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of any individuals responsible for Thornton's death. 

Call the Fort Benning Military Police Desk at (706)545-5222 or CID at (706)545-0220 with information about this crime.

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