Elder Fernandes

Elder Fernandes, found dead near Fort Hood

“Our worst nightmare has happened,” said Natalie Khawan, the attorney for the family of Elder Fernandes. The US Army Sergeant had gone missing from Fort Hood last week. Last night, 30 miles from Fort Hood, Temple police received a call indicating someone may be in medical duress near a railroad track. When police arrived, they discovered the remains of an adult male.

“Identification found at the scene indicates the victim may be missing Fort Hood Soldier 23-year-old Elder Fernandes,” local police said in a statement. Additionally, they concluded that “the subject had been deceased for some period of time.” Reports indicate that photo ID of Elder Fernandes was found among the belongings of the deceased. Furthermore, that he was found “hanging from a tree.”

Police have remarked that forensic testing has not concluded. Thus, they would not give an official cause of death. The department opting instead to wait for the the report. Although, there is a reasonable certainty that the body was Elder Fernandes. They also stated that they do not believe there is any indication of foul play. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the Fernandes family during this challenging time,” Temple Police Chief Shawn Reynolds stated.

However, Elder Fernandes’ family is not convinced

“We will not stop until we find out what happened to Elder. We demand a Congressional Investigation of Ft. Hood. We must protect our soldiers,” Khawam declared. “We demand Justice for Elder!”

Additional reports suggest that the deceased was struggling with mental heath issues. These steamed from an alleged sexual assault, that is still pending investigation. Lt. Col. Chris Brautigam, a 1st Cavalry Division rep, said Fernandes was transferred “to ensure he received the proper care and ensure there were no opportunities for reprisals.”

This is one more story in a long line of unexplained tragedies befalling the soldiers of Fort Hood. We join Chief Reynolds in extending our condolences to the family. What do you think is really going on at this post? Sound off in the comments below.


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13 thoughts on “Elder Fernandes, found dead near Fort Hood”

  1. I believe all soldiers who have died recently were part of some sort of top secret psychological experiment on warfare. All were troubled in some way. Maybe part of a pact or secret platoon.

  2. I need to do better on keeping up with what’s going on, but it seems like a lot of soldiers are dying there. I thought I read when they found the female Specialist solder they also uncovered other bodies of missing soldiers. I don’t know but it seems Suspicious to me.

  3. David Gerald Hallee

    Having served in both the late 80’s through early 90’s and again from 2008-13, I can tell you the chain of command has changed. Today’s chain of command care about themselves and their careers not the soldiers, Marines, airmen and seamen they command. The difference i found in today’s military was shocking and sad. Mental health issues are rampant in the military after ongoing developments, instead of seeing helping soldiers as a strength they see it as a weakness that threatened Commanders career. Shameful

  4. What is going on with Ford Hood? It is literally like the hood. The people running this military base need to be investigated. Something is not right at this base.

  5. Army Values have gone right out the window. It’s so sad. For some reason they seem to think being a Blue Falcon is the 8th Army Value. 😔

  6. I’m thankful my son who is United States Marine has been blessed to have heart warming people around him everyday.

  7. I say they should investigate Fort Hood base something wrong is going on there Now another soldiers is missing for week and no one knows anything ??? That makes 3 soldiers missing and found deceased ???? I always prayed when my son was in the military and when was on deployment he lost a friend which scared me cause I told my son please be careful. My condolences to the family and I don’t know what I would do if my child was found deceased may God rest his soul🇺🇸🇺🇸🙏🙏🙏😢😢😢

  8. My condolences to the family and I don’t know what I would do if my child was found deceased like that may God rest his soul🇺🇸🇺🇸🙏🙏🙏😢😢😢 I would raise all kind of hell to found out why when where.

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