Marine killed while on guard duty at California base; services to be held in Colorado

Published: Mar. 26, 2019 at 10:04 PM MDT
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The Navy is investigating after a Marine from Colorado was shot to death while on guard duty at Southern California's Camp Pendleton.

The Orange County Register reports Tuesday that 19-year-old Lance Cpl. Riley Schultz was found dead around 4 a.m. on March 15 with a gunshot wound to the head.

Officials from the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force would not discuss details of the death or the investigation.

His mother, Misty Schultz-McCoy, tells the newspaper her son wanted to become a Marine since he was a young boy.

Schultz's body will be flown this week to Colorado for services scheduled for April 6.

A memorial service is planned for April 3 at Camp Pendleton.

11 News reached out to Camp Pendleton for a picture; they referred us to the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force. The 1st Marine Expeditionary Force referred us to a representative with USMC, and we are waiting to hear back from him.