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Marine Under Investigation in Death of Emerson College Student ID’d

"The charges against him are very serious, and local authorities continue to have our full cooperation," said the Marines' statement, which WGBH provided to NBC10 Boston

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The U.S. Marine Corps has identified the troop under investigation in the death of an Emerson College student who succumbed last month to injuries he sustained in a fight in Boston.

The Corps had previously said a Marine was under investigation in the death of Daniel Hollis but only gave the name, LCpl Samuel London, in a statement to WGBH published Wednesday.

"The Marine Corps is aware of the circumstances surrounding LCpl Samuel London. The charges against him are very serious, and local authorities continue to have our full cooperation," said the statement, which WGBH provided to NBC10 Boston.

The WBGH report added that London was being separated from the Corps so that he could potentially face charges.

Boston police told NBC10 Boston Wednesday that the investigation remains very active. They haven't announced any arrests and prosecutors in Boston haven't announced that anyone's been charged in Hollis' death.

Hollis, a Hopedale High School grad and member Emerson's lacrosse team, died after hitting his head while reportedly trying to break up a fight between his group of friends and another group of people late last month in Brighton.

His death devastated his family and rocked the Emerson community.

"You would hope that someone who has the capacity to inducted into the Marine Corps would have some sort of restraint," Emerson senior Andrew Geiger said in October.

Marines had earlier said that the person under investigation was a Marine Reservist from the East Coast whose unit had just been activated and was approved leave in Boston before deployment.

Hollis was a student athlete who was majoring in marketing communications.

He was hospitalized for days after the Sept. 28 fight in Brighton, but was not expected to regain consciousness due to the injuries his brain sustained.

According to the family, Hollis was leaving a party with friends when the group was "confronted" by another group of "college-aged boys." The family believes a scuffle ensued during which Hollis was hit, causing him to hit is head on cement or bricks.

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