Gen Scott Efflandt

Fort Hood commander removed from position after investigations into mysterious deaths

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Former general commander, Gen Scott Efflandt, has been removed from his position at Fort Hood as of Tuesday after investigations into numerous deceased/missing soldiers. Efflandt’s replacement will be decided in the next coming days. 

The decision was reached after a minimum of 10 soldiers this year were reported missing or dead under suspicious circumstances. Victims such as Elder Fernandez and Vanessa Guillen told family members that they had been sexually assaulted before their deaths.  

Read more about the Fort Hood update at Crime Online and Stars and Stripes.

Third Fort Hood soldier found dead near Texas base in the last month

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US Army officials have identified a soldier found dead less than 20 miles from Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas, post media officials said Tuesday.

Pvt. Mehjor Morta, 26, is the third Fort Hood soldier to be found dead in the past month and at least the seventh since the start of 2020, according to previous CNN reporting.