Navy SEAL convicted in death of Green Beret investigated for contact with victim’s widow

A Navy SEAL convicted in the death of a Green Beret soldier is under investigation by authorities for approaching his victim’s widow under a pseudonym at a Las Vegas party, allegedly requesting access to her room and telling her that the SEALs involved in her husband’s death were “good guys,” according to military documents and three people familiar with the case.

Chief Special Warfare Operator Adam C. Matthews faced a murder charge in the death of Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar, and was wearing a Rambo costume at the time, according to the documents, which were obtained by The Washington Post. They were verified with three people familiar with the investigation, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the case.

The encounter adds a new layer of strangeness to the death of Melgar, a member of 3rd Special Forces Group who had deployed to Afghanistan.