An investigation has been launched by the Marine Corps and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) after a video surfaced on TikTok in which a man claimed to have assisted in burying a body at Camp Lejeune, a Marine Corps base in North Carolina.
The 59-second video, posted on October 19, features the man describing the location where the alleged burial took place. He claims that the victim was a “biker dude” who was killed after a fight outside a nightspot in Sneads Ferry, North Carolina. The man states that he and two other Marines initially intended to dump the body in a jetty but changed their plans when a military police vehicle passed by. Instead, they allegedly buried the body in a seldom-used landing zone on the base.
The video does not specify the date of the incident or provide details on the identity of the individuals involved. The man is identified as a sergeant in the video’s caption, but his identity remains unconfirmed.
The Marine Corps and NCIS have initiated separate investigations into the matter. Both branches have confirmed their awareness of the video and their commitment to cooperating with the investigative process. However, they have refrained from providing further comments while the investigations are ongoing.
The TikTok video, posted by an account with the username “user546389747,” has raised questions about the authenticity of the claims and the credibility of the individual making them. Law enforcement agencies are working to determine the veracity of the alleged incident and identify those involved.
Camp Lejeune, which hosts both Marine Corps and Navy units, has become the focal point of the investigations, as the video’s claims relate to activities that may have occurred on the base. The inquiries aim to ascertain the facts surrounding the alleged burial and any potential criminal misconduct.
As the investigations continue, authorities are focused on gathering additional information and corroborating the details provided in the video.