A family of four, including a female soldier, her male spouse and their two children, were found dead at Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield in Georgia on Wednesday.
The identities of the deceased have not been released, pending notification of next of kin and in respect of their privacy. The discovery was made by Fort Stewart Military Police, following a welfare check requested by the soldier’s unit on November 15.
Upon arrival at the family’s on-post home around 2 p.m., law enforcement found the family unresponsive. They were pronounced dead at approximately 5:30 p.m.
Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield communicated through a social media update that this was “an isolated incident” and assured that “there is no threat to the Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield community.”
Kevin Larson, the chief of public communications at the public affairs office for Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield, refrained from disclosing the cause of death, according to CBS. He stated that no further information would be released while the investigation is ongoing.
Thomas Hamilton, a representative of the Army Criminal Investigation Division, confirmed that “the individuals associated with this incident have been identified.” He did not reveal if any suspects were being sought in the case, as reported by the New York Post.
Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield, located about 40 miles southwest of Savannah, Georgia, is home to the Army’s Third Infantry Division. The base has witnessed several unfortunate and tragic incidents in recent years resulting in the deaths of soldiers and other residents.
Last year, Sgt. Nathan M. Hillman was shot to death in the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team complex on the base. Spc. Shay A. Wilson, 28, from Queens, New York, was accused of the murder, allegedly using his privately owned handgun.
Additionally, a medical evacuation pilot died in a suicide incident when he crashed a helicopter on the base. In 2020, a former Army sergeant fatally stabbed a soldier who had reported the sergeant’s drug use. Moreover, in 2019, three soldiers died in a training exercise involving a tank, as reported by NBC.
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