Stars and Stripes stripes.com 05 Jan, 2021 22:45 am

Family of Fort Hood sergeant questions Army’s effort to find him before he died

Family of Fort Hood sergeant questions Army’s effort to find him before he died
Police have concluded Fort Hood Sgt. Elder Fernandes was alive for up to three days between the time that he went missing and when he died by suicide, leaving the soldier’s family to question the Army’s efforts to find him.

Family of Fort Hood sergeant questions Army’s effort to find him before he died AUSTIN, Texas – Police have concluded Fort Hood Sgt.The 23-year-old Fernandes was released from Fort Hood’s Carl R.He believes those details are in files that the Fort Hood detachment of the Criminal Investigation Command, known as CID, has yet to release.Congress also sent a request for the CID file as part of an ongoing congressional investigation into the deaths of several soldiers this year who were assigned to Fort Hood.

“The subcommittee is focused on conducting as thorough of an investigation as possible in order to do right by the victims’ families and to ensure the investigation’s findings and recommendations help to improve the future command climate at Fort Hood and other installations throughout the Army.While Fernandes’ family awaits information from Fort Hood, the investigation report from Temple police provides a glimpse into how the soldier spent his final days by reviewing phone data and interviewing a local resident who encountered the soldier.

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