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 few weeks crime making the news at Ford Hood, and soldiers are turning up dead at an alarming rate.
There seem to be any obvious connection between the soldiers who have died in and base past few months, but there are some overlapping themes in many cases.
One detail that the victims have shared is that they were midst of reporting or harassment that was on .
According to a 2018 RAND study, Fort Hood had number of reported sexual assaults and rapes of any US military facility worldwide, data from 2014.
Sgt. Elder Fernandes, recent Fort Hood soldier to die under mysterious circumstances, was transferred to unit just before his death because he was the victim in an "Abusive sexual contact" investigation, representative told CNN. Lt. Col. Chris Brautigam, a 1st Cavalry Division public affairs officer, said that the transfer was intended retaliation and "He received care." The Fernandes family told reporters that Elder was admitted to a hospital on the military base earlier this month, but disclose any details about why he was admitted.
Before Fernades' body was even found, Fort Hood was quick to announce that there was no disappearance Fernades left "On his own accord."
"Information gathered from fellow soldiers indicate Sgt. Fernandes left on his own accord," Cavalry Division said statement days before his body was found.
Even if he did voluntarily leave , far too early for to announce that there was no because an investigation hadn't been completed yet.
Fernades' body was discovered desolate area along the train tracks about 25 miles the military base.
"A caller advised that a male was observed near the railroad tracks. Upon officers' arrival, determined that had been deceased period ," the statement from local police.
The statement also prematurely declared that there was no case, while very next sentence admitting that the investigation ongoing, an autopsy has not even been completed yet.
The first missing soldier to be reported by the national media was found dead near on June 21st. The remains were identified as 24-year-old soldier Gregory Morales, who had been missing for months.
His death even being investigated, as officials with believed that he deserted , but now suspect that he was murdered.
Then on July 1st, the body of 20-year-old Vanessa Guillen was found near .
A suspect 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 the last month.
The remains were identified as 26-year-old Mejhor Morta, a soldier from Florida who just joined last year as a mechanic.
The base has also been news multiple times this year human trafficking arrests, including one case where 6 Fort Hood soldiers were arrested sex trafficking sting, and another that involved children.
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