NBC News
April 15, 2014

A former U.S. soldier who was later charged by the FBI with fighting for an al Qaeda-linked group in Syria has died, his family said in a statement Tuesday.

Eric Harroun of Phoenix, Ariz. died of an accidental overdose on April 8 his sister Sarah said on his Facebook page. He would have turned 32 in June.

“We won’t know more information for 60-90 days,” she wrote. “That’s how long the toxicology reports take.”

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