When a young Marine Corps veteran has an unwelcome spotlight cast upon his life by Hollywood, murder soon follows. An execution-style killing in the Massachusetts woods cuts a young life short and baffles investigators in this episode of Last Seen Alive.
David Cox is pictured in uniform in a photo from his time of service with the USMC (exact date unknown).
David Cox is pictured with a small child in an undated photo from his period of service with the USMC.
David Cox is pictured in an undated family photo. David was a native Bostonian who returned to the Boston area after concluding his service in the Marine Corps.
David is pictured holding a rabbit, possibly Lenny, the rabbit he and his girlfriend kept as a pet.
David is pictured in an undated family photo.
David enlisted in the United States Marine Corps after graduating from high school. He took great pride in being a Marine and eventually concluded his four years of service with an honorable discharge. Later, he would vocally oppose the depiction of events in the 1992 film A Few Good Men, which he felt maligned him.
This crime scene photo shows David’s remains where there were left, camouflaged by a heap of deliberately-placed pine branches.
This crime scene photo shows the clothing David was wearing at his time of death, including a USMC sniper hoodie and his USMC-issued field jacket. These clothing items were notable, as David did not like to wear his USMC issued gear in public.