By Jonathan Easley - 12/24/12 02:20 PM EST
U.S. Navy SEAL commander Job Price died Sunday in Afghanistan, in what the Department of Defense has classified as a “non-combat fatality.”
"This incident is currently under investigation," the DOD said in a statement Sunday.
Price, 42, from Pottstown, Pa., was the commanding officer of SEAL Team Four, in charge of a Navy Special Warfare unit based in Virginia Beach, Va.
According to a Reuters report, Price failed to show up for an event with colleagues on Saturday, and was later found dead in his room.
Price leaves behind a wife and a daughter.
—This report was originally published at 8:32 a.m. and last updated at 9:20 a.m.