A Merced woman became the fifth person from Merced County to die in Iraq.
The Department of Defense announced Tuesday the death of Private Janelle King, 23, of Merced, in Baghdad. She died of injuries from a non-combat related incident, according to the Department of Defense press release. King was assigned to the 115th Combat Support Hospital, Fort Polk, Louisiana.
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