Report: 2 Navy Seals allegedly killed Green Beret over theft discovery

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(CNN) - The investigation of the death of an Army Green Beret in the African nation of Mali has uncovered troubling allegations.

The Daily Beast reported that two members of the Navy's elite SEAL Team Six are accused in the June 4 killing Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar, 34, after he discovered they had been stealing from a fund used to pay informants.

The Daily Beast attributes its finding to what it calls "five members of the special operations community not cleared to speak publicly."

CNN has not independently confirmed this information, but military and defense officials said a military examiner ruled Melgar's death a homicide by asphyxiation.

The two Navy Seals are under investigation, KCBD reported in October. No charges have been filed.

Melgar was assigned to the 3rd Special Forces Group, the same group that lost four soldiers when came under fire in Niger in Oct. 4. 

Part of a small group providing intelligence about Islamic militancies in Mali, Melgar was housed with other elite U.S. troops - including the two under investigation for killing him, the New York Times reported.

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