Another Fort Hood Soldier Goes Missing

US Army asks for public's help in finding Sgt. Elder Fernandes
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 21, 2020 2:00 AM CDT
Another Fort Hood Soldier Is Missing
This photo provided by the U.S. Army shows Sgt. Elder Fernandes.   (U.S. Army via AP)

Over the course of a month this summer, the bodies of three Fort Hood soldiers have been found near the Texas army base. Now, another soldier is missing. Sgt. Elder Fernandes, 23, was last seen or heard from Monday afternoon, when his staff sergeant dropped him off at home, the AP reports. He was reported missing Wednesday, and on Thursday night, US Army officials issued a missing soldier alert asking for the public's help in locating him. A state representative says Fernandes' vehicle was found with all his belongings, KXXV reports; he had recently signed a new lease but never picked up the keys to his apartment. Fort Hood has one of the highest rates of murder, sexual assault, and harassment in the Army. (More Fort Hood stories.)

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