UPDATE: Lenawee County native dies while Skyping with wife

Captain Bruce Clark, who grew up in Addison, MI, has died while serving as an army nurse in Afghanistan.
Captain Bruce Clark, who grew up in Addison, MI, has died while serving as an army nurse in Afghanistan.

LENAWEE COUNTY, MI (TOLEDO NEWS NOW, AP) - There are conflicting reports about the death of army Captain Bruce Clark, who died while on a Skype video call from Afghanistan to his wife.

Clark, who grew up in Addison, MI, died while serving as an army nurse in Afghanistan.

Army investigators said Monday that no bullet wound was found and that they have no evidence of foul play in the death of Clark. This is in response to a statement released by the family on Sunday.

The family stated his wife saw no alarm or discomfort by Clark before he suddenly collapsed during the chat. The family also says Clark's wife saw a bullet hole in a closet behind him after he fell over.

After two hours and many frantic phone calls by Mrs. Clark, two military personnel arrived in the room and appeared to check his pulse, but provided no details about his condition to his wife," the statement said.

In the statement, Susan Orellana-Clark said she was providing details of what she saw "to honor my husband and dispel the inaccurate information and supposition promulgated by other parties."

But Christopher Grey, a spokesman for the Army Criminal Investigation Command, said Monday that no bullet wound was found in Clark's body.

An autopsy is being done to determine the cause of death and the investigation is still under way, Grey said.

"But the important thing is that there was no bullet wound, no trauma," except that Clark's nose was possibly broken when he fell on his desk, Grey said.

The army says he had been in Afghanistan for two months when he died on April 30.

Clark's body was returned Thursday to Dover Air Force Base. Funeral arrangements are being planned in Spencerport, NY.

He is survived by his wife and two daughters, aged 3 and 9.

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