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Man held in probe of Stewart death
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Carl Evans Swain, 41, of Jasper, Ala., is being held as part of an investigation into a death on Fort Stewart last week, according to a release from the FBI’s Birmingham office.
Swain, who was arrested Friday, will be extradited from Birmingham to Savannah by the end of this week. Special Agent Stephen Emmett with the FBI’s Atlanta office wouldn’t say whether Swain’s arrest was in connection with the body of a 22-year-old soldier found Nov. 30 at Holbrook Recreation Area campsite. The victim has not been identified.
“I can only confirm that we have a suspect in custody in Birmingham and that he is expected to be moved to Savannah by the end of this week,” Emmett said. “I cannot confirm that he is being charged in connection with a body found on Fort Stewart.”
Emmett did confirm, however, that the release from the FBI’s Birmingham office was correct in saying that Swain is being held as part of a murder investigation on Fort Stewart.
Swain was not armed at the time of his arrest, according to the release. He was taken into custody without incident, and the FBI was assisted by the Hoover, Homewood and Jasper police departments as well as the Tuscaloosa and Walker county sheriffs’ offices.
“I cannot give any more information at this time,” Emmett said. “I’m sorry. We hope to be able to provide a full press release by the end of the week.”

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