", "The Wagonmaster Family is heartbroken with the news of Sgt. The 24-year-old's remains were found on June 21 in a field in Killeen and local police are still investigating his death. According to Fort Hood, Fernandes is a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear specialist assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 553rd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division Sustainment Brigade. "Since his absence was reported, we have made a significant, concerted effort to search for him throughout Central Texas. Elder Fernandes, 23, … Lt. Col. Chris Brautigam, a 1st Cavalry Division public affairs officer, told CNN in a statement that there is an "open investigation of abusive sexual contact" involving Sgt. We demand a Congressional Investigation of Ft. Fort Hood officials put out a missing soldier alert for Fernandes on Thursday night. pic.twitter.com/81I1SEx9hl. Police allege the men were willing to pay the girls in cash, drugs or alcohol. Two bloody rampages have left 16 people dead, at least 11 soldiers have died or been found dead this year and two were arrested this month in a child prostitution sting. He said investigators will be conducting a full independent review to understand why Fort Hood has seen a rise in felonies and violent crimes. July 17, 2020: Pvt. June 19, 2020: Search teams discover the corpse of missing soldier Wedel-Morales following a tip to Army base investigators. Pictured is a shooting victim being treated on base at the time, Nidal Hasan remains in prison on death row where he has been fighting his conviction ever since the shooting massacre. a series of incidents in which Fort Hood soldiers have vanished and died, Army announced an independent review board, skeletal remains were found in a Killeen field. Gregory Scott Morales, whose, "We will not stop until we find out what happened to Elder. Remains were found in a field in Killeen, just over 10 miles from Stillhouse Hollow Lake, five miles from Fort Hood. May 18, 2020: Body of Army Pfc. Aaron Robinson, 20, kills himself. Fernandes," the 1st Cavalry Division. Upon officers' arrival, it was determined that the subject had been deceased for some period of time," according to the statement. Local police say he was last seen wearing his black Army physical training shorts and t-shirt with red trainers. (CNN)A Fort Hood soldier who has been missing since Monday had been transferred to a different unit because he was the victim in an "abusive sexual contact" investigation, the Army said. Back in April 2014, Iraq war veteran Spc. His car was found with all his belongings still inside, according to Mass. The two most recent deaths linked to the base include Sgt. Elder Fernandes. Fernandes, ensuring he was aware of all his reporting, care, and victim advocacy options," Brautigam said. Cole Jakob Aton, 22, was also killed last week while assisting at the scene of a car accident near the base. Her remains were found near the Leon River in Bell County, about 20 miles east of Fort Hood. "Our primary concern is for his health and well-being," the statement said. July 1, 2020: First parts of Giullen's remains found about 20 miles east of Fort Hood. The Killeen Police Department released this photo of Sgt. Fort Hood has also been linked to two shooting massacres involving a soldier and a military psychiatrist. Authorities, at the time, had suggested that Lopez had gotten into a verbal altercation with soldier in his unit just prior to him opening fire. Hood. Gregory Scott Morales, whose, Here's what we know about eight of the soldiers who have died this year at Fort Hood. Gregory Morales (left), was reported missing from the base a year ago on August 20, 2019. 'It takes a shot at the system and it rattles the system of the trust that you have to have in this profession.'. A soldier who went missing from Fort Hood had lodged a sexual abuse complaint before he disappeared last week, authorities said. Francisco Gilberto Hernandezvargas; Pfc. ", Anyone who has seen Fernandes or knows where he might be is asked, "At this time we do not suspect foul play in the disappearance of Sgt. ANOTHER Fort Hood soldier has gone missing as the base has been rocked by numerous deaths over the past year. August 19, 2019: Pvt. The string of tragedies at Fort Hood resulted in Secretary Ryan McCarthy launching an independent investigation into the base to determine if leadership failures have contributed to the deaths and disappearances of the soldiers. The disappearance of yet another Fort Hood soldier this week has shed light on the string of tragedies and deaths that have plagued the embattled US Army base in Texas in the last decade alone. Some soldiers have died under mysterious circumstances, including Pvt. Five years earlier, psychiatrist Nidal Hasan slaughtered 13 of his comrades, as well as an unborn child, at the army base in 2009 in the name of Islam. The shooting massacre left 32 others injured. Robinson killed himself July 1, the day Guillén's remains were found, officials said. "We have completed a search of the entire division area, to include motorpools, parking lots, and headquarters buildings," the statement said, "and the unit is in contact with the Soldiers Family [sic], the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Division and civilian law enforcement agencies to help find him as we continue our search. Farm Heroes Saga, the #4 Game on iTunes. Fernandes also recently signed a lease on a new apartment but never picked up the keys. Sgt. Aaron Robinson, 20, killed and dismembered Guillén and had the remains disposed of in nearby woods, federal and state investigators said. "Monday came and went and he didn't call, and he didn't answer calls from anyone else. Those review results will be released in October. Fernandes, 23, is assigned to a unit in the 1st Cavalry Division. We send our deepest and most heartfelt condolences to his Family and friends.". Cole Jakob Aton, 22, of Kentucky died after he was hit by a car as he was assisting a minor accident scene, August 13, 2020: National Guard soldier, Sgt Bradley Moore dies during a training exercise at the base. Ivan Lopez opened fire at the base killing three and wounding 16 others. The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline. Officials are awaiting forensic confirmation but the Army confirmed that Sgt. Army confirms that a missing Fort Hood soldier has been found dead. August 19, 2020: Sgt. Published: 11:29 EST, 21 August 2020 | Updated: 16:48 EST, 21 August 2020. The most notorious of those cases was the disappearance of 20-year-old soldier Vanessa Guillen in April. McCarthy said he conducted nine listening sessions and had candid conversations with Fort Hood soldiers of every echelon this week to understand the culture on and off the base. CNN's Nicole Chavez, Kay Jones, Raja Razek, Ray Sanchez and Alta Spells contributed to this report. Attorney Natalie Khawam, who represents the soldier's family, called the news of the body's discovery "our worst nightmare. McCarthy noted that her death has become catalyst for the Army in highlighting issues of sexual harassment and assault in the military. 'I am markedly disappointed and saddened by one of our own killing a teammate,' McCarthy said last month. Some soldiers have died under mysterious circumstances, including Pvt. He was with the Texas Army National Guard. Mejhor Morta; Spc. Christopher Wayne Sawyer; and Spc. We are seeking your help in locating Sgt. Gregory Morales (left), was reported missing from the base a year ago on August 20, 2019. "The unit also facilitated his transfer from a unit who has recently deployed to a different unit within the brigade to ensure he received the proper care and ensure there were no opportunities for reprisals.". He was last seen Monday afternoon by his staff sergeant when he was dropped off at his home in Killeen, Texas, the soldier's family told police. Fort Hood soldier arrested in Louisiana Pfc. 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The missing soldier alert said the Army's main concern was 'to ensure his safety and wellbeing'. Meanwhile, two Fort Hood soldiers were among the nine people arrested earlier this month in a massive child prostitution sting.