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Another Ft. Hood Soldier Found Dead During Sex Abuse Case, Days After Military Said ‘No Foul Play’


 For the past several months, a series of disturbing deaths and disappearances have revealed dangerous and corrupt conditions at the Fort Hood military base in Killeen, Texas.

It seems that each few weeks there's a serious crime making the news at Ford Hood, and soldiers are turning up dead at an alarming rate.

There doesn't seem to be any obvious connection between the soldiers who have died in and round the base within the past few months, but there are some overlapping themes in many of those cases.

One detail that a number of the victims have shared is that they were within the midst of reporting sexual abuse or harassment that was happening on the bottom .

According to a 2018 RAND study, Fort Hood had the very best number of reported sexual assaults and rapes of any US military facility worldwide, supported data from 2014.

Sgt. Elder Fernandes, the foremost recent Fort Hood soldier to die under mysterious circumstances, was transferred to a special unit just before his death because he was the victim in an "Abusive sexual contact" investigation, a military representative told CNN. Lt. Col. Chris Brautigam, a 1st Cavalry Division public affairs officer, said that the transfer was intended to stop retaliation and make sure that "He received the right care." The Fernandes family told reporters that Elder was admitted to a hospital on the military base earlier this month, but didn't disclose any details about why he was admitted.

Before Fernades' body was even found, Fort Hood was quick to announce that there was no evil during this disappearance which Fernades left the bottom "On his own accord."

"Information gathered from fellow soldiers indicate Sgt. Fernandes left on his own accord," the first Cavalry Division said during a statement days before his body was found.

Even if he did voluntarily leave the bottom it had been far too early for the military to announce that there was no evil because an investigation hadn't been completed yet.

Fernades' body was discovered during a desolate area along the train tracks about 25 miles faraway from the military base.

"A caller advised that a male was observed near the railroad tracks. Upon officers' arrival, it had been determined that the topic had been deceased for a few period of your time ," consistent with the statement from local police.

The statement also prematurely declared that there was no evil within the case, while within the very next sentence admitting that the investigation remains ongoing, which an autopsy has not even been completed yet.

The first missing soldier to be reported by the national media was found dead near the bottom on June 21st. The remains were identified as 24-year-old soldier Gregory Morales, who had been missing for months.

His death wasn't even being investigated, as officials with the military believed that he deserted the bottom , but now they are doing suspect that he was murdered.

Then on July 1st, the body of 20-year-old Vanessa Guillen was found near the bottom .

A suspect therein case, Fort Hood soldier Aaron Robinson, shot and killed himself as police moved in to arrest him.

Another missing soldier's body was found 15 miles outside of the military base, making it the third body found in only the last month.

The remains were identified as 26-year-old Mejhor Morta, a soldier from Florida who just joined the military last year as a mechanic.

The base has also been within the news multiple times this year due to human trafficking arrests, including one case where 6 Fort Hood soldiers were arrested during a sex trafficking sting, and another that involved children.

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