Few Good Men' Marine killed in Mass.

MEDFIELD, Mass., April 4 -- Police had no suspects Monday in the slaying of a former Marine whose experiences helped provide inspiration for the 1992 film 'A Few Good Men.'

David V. Cox, 27, of Natick, Mass., had been missing for three months before his bullet-riddled body was found in some woods along the Charles River in Medfield, Mass., this weekend.


He had been shot four times.

Cox had been reported missing Jan. 4 by his girlfriend. His body was found Saturday about a half-mile from the nearest road.

It was not immediately known if Cox was killed there or later dumped.

Prosecutors said he was wearing the same clothes he had on when he disappeared.

Cox was one of 10 Marines accused of beating another Marine to death in Cuba, an incident that inspired the Broadway play and movie 'A Few Good Men.' The film starred Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, Demi Moore and Kiefer Sutherland.

Seven Marines accepted plea bargains, but Cox and two others went to trial in 1987. Cox was acquitted and later honorably discharged.

Medfield police said they had no evidence that Cox's Marine history played a role in his murder, but said that angle would be part of the investigation.


'We have no theories right now,' said Norfolk District Attorney William Delahunt.

Cox recently had been working part-time for United Parcel Service and was reportedly waiting to hear about a full-time job at the delivery service.

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