DENVER – Colorado Springs police Sgt Tim Stanke says officers responded to a report of a suicide when they found the body of Col Eugene Caughey on Sunday. Stanke says police are awaiting autopsy results.
The 46-year-old Caughey had been vice commander of the 50th Space Wing at Schriever Air Force Base outside Colorado Springs. The unit operates key military satellite systems.
Caughey was accused of raping a woman at Schriever Air Force Base, also in Colorado, in late 2014 or early 2015 while “holding her against the wall and floor using physical strength or violence,” court documents stated.