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The body of a missing soldier is believed to have been discovered 30 miles from the military base at which he was based, authorities have actually stated.
Cops stated in a declaration that identification found on the body shows it is that of Sergeant Elder Fernandes, who went missing from Fort Hood in Texas on 19 August. Forensic verification is pending.
Holy place police stated they obtained a telephone call claiming a male had actually been seen near some railroad tracks, and when policemans arrived they determined the guy was dead.
” Our prayers and thoughts are with the Fernandes family during this difficult time,” Temple Police Chief Shawn Reynolds claimed.
Fernandes had moved units after reporting sexual abuse, Fort Hood public affairs police officer Lieutenant Colonel Chris Brautigam previously said in a declaration.
” The unit sexual assault feedback coordinator has been working closely with Sgt Fernandes, ensuring he was aware of all his care, target, and also coverage advocacy options,” Lt Col Brautigam stated.
Lt Col Brautigam said Fernandes had actually been transferred “to guarantee he got the proper treatment and also make certain there were no possibilities for .”
The soldier was last seen on 17 August when authorities stated an exceptional dropped him off at his house.
Army police apparently told family members they had uncovered the body late on Tuesday, according to Natalie Khawam, the Fernandes household’s depiction. She stated the body was discovered awaiting a tree.
Cops have said they do not presume foul play was associated with the fatality, yet that an examination is ongoing and an autopsy has been bought.
Ft Hood authorities did not quickly reply to an ask for remark when gotten in touch with by the Associated Press on Tuesday.
Fernandes is the third soldier from the base to go missing in the past year.
In April Fort Hood solider Vanessa Guillen went missing on 20 April from a parking area at the army base.
A lawyer for her household stated in July that Guillen was bludgeoned to fatality at the base where she was because of make a problem about harassment.
Representative Damon Phelps stated there was “no reliable information” that Guillen had actually been sexually bugged or assaulted.