The Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) and the Marine Corps are currently investigating a TikTok video that claims to feature a Marine confessing to the murder and burial of an individual at Camp Lejeune.
According to Law and Crime, the 59-second video was posted by user546389747 on Tiktok on Oct. 19. The video caption states, “Sgt. Fehr of Camp Lejeune confessing to a heinous crime, along with his coworker Gunny Swaffer of Parris Island & his fellow Marine Kempher.”
In the video, the man can be heard saying, “There’s a frikkin’ right turn. Then you take a left turn. And there’s, like, an open LZ [landing zone]. At the very end of that LZ if you walk into the woods, like 20 to 30 feet into those woods, ’cause nobody ever uses that LZ, you dig like 10 feet down. And there’s a f-cking dead body.”
Later in the video, the man explains that the “dead body” was an unidentified biker that two of his Marine friends did not like. After encountering the biker behind a restaurant near Camp Lejeune one night, the man said the Marines “ended up f-cking killing him” during a fight.
Law and Order reported that it is not yet clear whether the alleged murder and burial of the unidentified victim discussed in the video took place.
According to ABC7 Chicago, the NCIS has announced that it is aware of the TikTok video and has initiated an investigation into both the video and the allegations discussed in the video.
Additionally, First Lt. Olivia Giarrizzo told Law and Crime, “The 2d Marine Division is aware of the TikTok video alleging criminal misconduct. NCIS is investigating this matter at this time. We will continue to assist the investigating agency to the fullest extent possible.”
Major Joshua Pena also noted that the U.S. Marine Corps Training and Education Command is “aware of the content” that was uploaded to TikTok. Pena explained, “There will be an investigation into the matter in cooperation with appropriate commands and organizations. No additional information is available at this time.”
NCIS spokesperson Jeff Houston noted that the investigative service “will not comment further” while the investigation into the video confession “remains ongoing.”