Seven United States service members from North Carolina are reportedly set to face court-martials this summer for conspiracy and other charges. The soldiers were reportedly the last ones to see Fort Bragg paratrooper US Army Human Resource Specialist Enrique Roman-Martinez before his decapitated head was found along Cape Lookout National Seashore in May 2020.

Roman-Martinez, 21 years old, was part of a group of soldiers assigned to the 37th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Tea, 82nd Airborne Division. The group broke Army COVID-19 protocols to go on an overnight camping trip on the South Core Banks, an island along Cape Lookout National Seashore.

Roman-Martinez went missing overnight amidst a heavy downpour. His severed head was found along the shore almost a week after he was reported missing. However, his body was never found. His death was listed as a homicide, but no one has been charged due to the lack of evidence surrounding the matter.

“While decapitation is, in and of itself, universally fatal, the remainder of the body in this case was not available for examination, and therefore potential causes of death involving the torso and extremities cannot be excluded,” a 2020 autopsy report stated.