http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembran ... y%20DowneyHis body was found in the living quarters of Camp Mirage, a secret desert base at an undisclosed Gulf location used to stage Canadian airlifts to Afghanistan. Camp Mirage was not in the war zone, but was located in a friendly Arab state that does not want to officially acknowledge it was helping the west in the Afghanistan conflict.
His death is considered a non-combat causality and enemy action was ruled out. The investigation was turned over to the National Investigation Service. There have been four unspecified Canadian deaths in the Afghanistan War.
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