Sawyer, 29, was found unresponsive at his post residence on March 5, Stars and Stripes reported. Maxwell Hockin. [9] Her car keys, identification card, bank card, and barracks key were found inside the armory where she worked. When they entered the unit, they found Delacruz, Cline and Allred dead. (U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command). And I want justice, and I want answers.. Command Sgt. The thoughts and prayers of the soldiers of 215th Brigade Support Battalion and the Greywolf Brigade are with them during this difficult time.. No foul play was suspected. Maxwell Hockin. On July2, Bell County officials stated Aguilar would be transferred to federal custody due to being charged with one count of conspiracy to tamper with evidence by the United States Attorney's Office Western District of Texas. She was last seen around 1:00p.m. on April22, 2020, in the parking lot of her unit, the Regimental Engineer Squadron Headquarters of the 3rd Cavalry Regiment (3CR). Chee, 25, died Aug. 30 after collapsing during a training exercise two days before, Army officials said. Published: Sep. 22, 2021 at 2:55 PM PDT KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) - A criminal complaint affidavit obtained by News 10 states Fort Hood soldier Nakealon Keunte Mosley, 24, shot and killed the. Moore, a 36-year-old Texas Army National Guard soldier, died in a training accident while completing a land navigation course Aug. 13 at the base. Army CID officials said foul play was not suspected in Sawyers death but that an investigation was being conducted. The deadly collision occurred when, for unknown reasons, their car traveled off the left side of the roadway and struck another vehicle, authorities said. (Robinson) told her he was worried about getting in trouble for violating the Army's fraternization rules since Aguilar was still married to another soldier and he hit Guillen in the head with a hammer. Guillen, 20, was bludgeoned to death with a hammer in an arms room on April 22, 2020, authorities said. The punishments are the latest Army moves in response to Guillns disappearance and death. Elder Fernandes Army Sgt. An investigation is underway and police say foul play is not suspected. Aaron Robinson was the suspect in the murder of Vanessa Guillen at Fort Hood. Wedel told Army Times that her family was told he was an adult and there was no proof anything bad had happened to him. Last year, at least 39 Fort Hood soldiers vanished or died, including 13. Elder Fernandes, 23, was last seen by fellow Fort Hood soldiers Aug. 17, 2020, at an off-base home in Killeen, Texas. A Bell County grand jury declined to indict the suspected gunman in June, the publication reported. Brandon Michael Olivares, 28, of Killeen, is charged with murder and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, Bell County Jail records show. This has been a year of bloodshed and heartbreak at Fort Hood in the central Texas city of Killeen. Aguilar is charged with federal crimes in connection with Guillen's April 22 death. FORT HOOD, Texas Fort Hood appears to be on the cusp of yet another tragedy as authorities search for the latest Army soldier to go missing from the base. As long as I keep learning from my mistakes and Morta had been an Army private since last September, when he entered as a Bradley Fighting Vehicle mechanic. We send our most heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and loved ones of Private Hogan. Mark Felix/Agence France-Presse Getty Images. Vanessa Guillen's death, along with the deaths of several other soldiers shed light on major issues at Fort Hood and some families say they have tried to share their concerns for years Her case inspired protests and led the Army to discipline more than a dozen officials. Jovino Roy Jovino Jamel Roy, 22, of Coppers Cove, Texas, is charged with murder in the March 23, 2020, killing of Michael Steven Wardrobe, 22, in Killeen, Texas. The probe, led by Gen. John Murray, head of Army Futures Command, concluded that Guilln had been sexually harassed by another soldier, who authorities said was among those sanctioned. A future grand jury will decide whether a Fort Hood soldier will have an armed assault charge raised to a murder charge after police said he shot at another soldier, who later died, after the. She was last seen wearing a black T-shirt and purple fitness-type pants.. Stars and Stripes November 12, 2021 Fort Hood soldier Cpl. Spc. Jun 14, 2021. The Army suspended Major General Jeffery Broadwater and Command Sergeant Major Thomas C. Kenny, pending the outcome of a new investigation into the 1st Cavalry Division's command climate and program for preventing and responding to sexual harassment and assault. Since the beginning of the year, there have been 12 Fort Hood soldiers who have vanished, died, or, in one case, turned up dead after going missing last year. Investigators tasked with analyzing failures at Fort Hood, Texas, pointed to NCOs perpetuating a culture of fear. A new independent report details widespread, systemic problems at Fort Hood, Texas, including a culture that allows sexual assault in the ranks. US Army Spc. His skeletal remains were found June 19 in a field about four miles from the base. A First Cavalry Division sergeant who shot and killed a protester in July 2020 at a Black Lives Matter protest in Austin is free on bond after he was indicted Thursday for murder and aggravated . Hockin's awards and decorations include the Army Good Conduct Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal, National Defense Service Medal and the Army Service Ribbon, officials said. Fernandes, ensuring he was aware of all his reporting, care, and victim advocacy options., Fernandes had also been transferred to ensure he received the proper care and ensure there were no opportunities for reprisals.. Aguilar is charged with federal crimes in connection with Guillen's April 22 death. The Texas military installation, on which Army psychiatrist Maj. Nidal Hasan killed 13 people and injured 32 others in a 2009 mass shooting, has seen more than its share of bloodshed. When Specialist Guillen disappeared, Ms. Aguilar, 22 at the time, was living with Specialist Robinson, according to the complaint. LONDON (AP) A painting by Wassily Kandinsky that spent decades in a Dutch museum after its Jewish owner was murdered in the Holocaust has sold at auction for 37.2 million pounds ($44.9 million). Base commander Army Lt. Gen. Pat White escaped any punishment because he was deployed to Iraq for much of the year. Wardrobes killing was the third to involve soldiers within a month in Killeen, which is located just outside the gates of Fort Hood. Jovino Jamel Roy, 22, of Coppers Cove, Texas, is charged with murder in the March 23, 2020, killing of Michael Steven Wardrobe, 22, in Killeen, Texas. 2021, in Washington. Ritter is of course heavily censored on mainstream platforms and is widely condemned by officials in the US government, including those in the State Dept. [18] On June13, 2020, hundreds of people assembled at the gates of Fort Hood to protest what organizers felt was a lack of information on the case. In 2014, five years after Hasans killing rampage, Iraq War veteran and Army veteran SPC Ivan Lopez opened fire on the base, killing three soldiers and injuring another 16 before killing himself. The body of Morta, 26, was discovered July 17 after he was believed to have drowned in Stillhouse Hollow Lake, about 15 miles from the base. So, you know, this, again, shouldnt have happened. Vanessa Guillen Army Pfc. Saber's death is among multiple incidents at the Texas base in recent years. Additionally, soldiers have visited local hotels and hospitals throughout central Texas and continue to expand their search efforts.. He was last seen wearing a black Army physical training T-shirt and shorts with black, orange and yellow athletic shoes. All division motor pools, parking lots, barracks and HQs buildings have been thoroughly searched. The base was determined earlier this month to have the highest number of soldier murders and sexual assault cases among all Army installations, prompting officials to vow to investigate the root causes., Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy announced the independent probe into the bases climate, saying he hoped it would help them better understand why this is happening in this installation., We are getting an outside look to help us to get to those root causes and understanding so we can make those changes, he said. Our priority right now is to take care of his family, ensuring they have all the resources they need during this critical time.. On July 10, 2020, Ryan D. McCarthy, the secretary of the Army, ordered an investigation into Fort Hoods command culture after a year of violent deaths, suicides and complaints of sexual harassment on the military base. His selfless service and care for others are in keeping with the highest traditions of the Lightning Brigade and our Army, said Col. Ethan Hall, commander of the 69th Air Defense Artillery Brigade. A woman who was the only person charged in the 2020 killing pleaded guilty on Tuesday to four counts including accessory to murder after the fact. Maj. Ryan McLane and I would like to express our deepest regrets to the family and loved ones of PFC Brandon Rosecrans, Col. Kevin Capra, commander of the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, said in a May 20 statement. Burned pieces of the case were found near the burial site along the Leon River. Los Angeles Friday 15 October 2021 12:06 Comments Army investigating after 26-year-old Maxwell Hockin found dead at Fort Hood barracks (US Army) The US army has launched an investigation. 24/7 coverage of breaking news and live events. An automatic rifleman, he had been assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division since December 2017. after an independent committee reviewed the CID detachment at Fort Hood, in Texas. [5], Later that evening, at around 8:30p.m., authorities re-interviewed Cecily Anne Aguilar, a local woman who was the estranged wife of a soldier at Fort Hood. A body believed to be the missing 23-year-old soldier was discovered hanging from a tree Aug. 25 in Temple, about 30 miles from the base. We believe that her remains were found. [8], On July6, 2020, at city hall in Richmond, California, a memorial of candles along with tea lights spelling out Vanessa were displayed in front of a makeshift altar. Her death cast a harsh spotlight on the base and its culture, particularly for its handling of sexual assault and harassment, as she told her family that she had been harassed at the base. This story has been shared 148,076 times. (U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command). As you know, there has been a lot of updates since we last spoke. Peak, of Mount Dora, Florida, entered the Army in June 2017 as an ammunition specialist. After the discovery, Vanessa Guillen's sister, Mayra Guillen told TIME . (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) . If you cant say why he murdered her, you cant say he didnt sexually harass her, family attorney Natalie Khawam said. [2] View history The murder of Vanessa Guilln, a 20-year-old United States Army soldier, took place inside an armory at Fort Hood, Texas, on April 22, 2020, when she was bludgeoned to death by another soldier, Aaron David Robinson. She said the reason for his hospital stay was unclear. The embattled Fort Hood Army base in Texas has grappled with at least 16 deaths this year in what has become a series of mysterious disappearances and fatal incidents. Hernandezvargas, 24, was discovered dead Aug. 2 after he disappeared underwater while being pulled on an inner tube behind a motorboat at the same lake where Mortas body was recovered. [6] On November 29, 2022 Aguilar plead guilty to accessory to murder after the fact and three counts of making a false statement.[7]. April Rubin, Michael Levenson, Bryan Pietsch and Christopher Mele contributed reporting. Fort Hood officials said Hernandezvargas, a native of Woodside, New York, had been in the Army since May 2017. Brandon Rosecrans Brandon Michael Olivares, 28, of Killeen, Texas, is charged with murder and unlawful possession of a firearm in the May 18, 2020, shooting death of PFC Brandon Rosecrans, 27, of Fort Hood. Here is what we know about each of the soldiers. by Lloyd Billingsley . Hogan, of Campton, New Hampshire, entered the Army in June 2019 as a cavalry scout. Morales skeletal remains were found June 19, days before Guillens body was found, in a field about four miles from the base. [24][25] In the early hours of July1, Killeen police located and attempted to make contact with Robinson, who produced a handgun and killed himself before he could be taken into custody. On June 30, Fort Hood officials announced that partial human remains were found close to Leon River in Bell County, Texas. He did not report to work the following day as scheduled, Fort Hood officials said in a news release. Army PV2 Gregory Wedel Morales, who was stationed at Fort Hood, Texas, vanished Aug. 20, 2019. According to The Associated Press, Hernandezvargas went under as he was being pulled on an inner tube behind a motorboat on the lake. October 13, 2021 / 5:33 PM / CBS DFW FORT HOOD, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) - U.S. Army officials at Fort Hood have identified the soldier who was found dead Saturday, Oct. 13 behind his company barracks. According to court documents, from April 22, 2020 through July 1, 2020, Aguilar assisted Army Specialist Aaron Robinson in corruptly altering, destroying, mutilating and concealing evidence that is, the body of Vanessa Guillen in order to prevent Robinson from being charged with and prosecuted for any crime, said a statement from the U.S. Attorneys Office for the Western District of Texas. After a young mom was gunned down, investigators uncovered a heinous and unholy plot that began at the victim's own home. Within hours of Sgt. Like Wardrobe, Allred had left the service in January. In a federal complaint, the accused soldier was identified as U.S. Army Specialist Aaron Robinson, 20. He has black hair and brown eyes. Minutes later, police and firefighters were called to a different location about four miles away, where they found Rosecrans Jeep burning, the news station reported. These two people had befriended my son, and the week before (the homicide) had been pretty much leeching off my son, Rosecrans father, Thomas Berg Sr., told Fox 7. Eight senior commanders were fired but no criminal charges were brought against any of the soldiers as a result of the investigation, military leaders said. Hasan was convicted in 2013 of 13 counts of murder and 32 counts of attempted murder and sentenced to death. We can confirm there is an open investigation of abusive sexual contact involving Sgt. New York Times. The Army had charged a fellow soldier with Guilln's murder, though that soldier killed himself before charges were announced. Guillens remains were found June 30, buried in multiple shallow graves about 30 miles from the base. They used my sons phone after they killed him to ask his friends for money for gas, Berg said. [22], On June30, 2020, Army investigators were called in when contractors discovered partial human remains along the Leon River in Belton. Guillens family and their attorney alleged that the missing soldier had told them that she had suffered sexual harassment at Fort Hood. A long-awaited U.S. Army investigation released in April determined she had been sexually harassed by a supervisor, but the incidents of harassment were not related to her murder. By Marlene Lenthang October 13, 2021, 9:15 AM 2:25 On Location: February 24, 2023 Catch up on the developing stories making headlines. Hernandezvargas was the second soldier who died on the lake in less than a month. The murder of Vanessa Guilln, a 20-year-old United States Army soldier, took place inside an armory at Fort Hood, Texas, on April22, 2020, when she was bludgeoned to death by another soldier, Aaron David Robinson. Fernandes mother, Ailiana Fernandes, told NBC News that her son had been hospitalized for several days prior to his disappearance. Jovino Jamel Roy, who was stationed at the base, news station KWKT reported. Despite nearly daily prodding from his family, the Army did little to look for Morales, his loved ones said. The proof is he disappeared. Fox News Media; . My sisters a human being. . "[47], During the December8 Pentagon press conference McCarthy said that Guilln's murder "shocked our conscience and brought attention to deeper problems" at Fort Hood and across the Army more widely. Interest in the case has been recently rekindled by the Netflix documentary I Am Vanessa Guillen, released on Nov. 17, which examines her life and death and follows her familys journey for justice. Maj. Ryan McLane and I would like to express our deepest condolences to Anthonys family and friends. Unlike Fernandes, Guillen had not reported her allegations to base officials. KIRO 7 News Seattle facebook feed(Opens a new window), KIRO 7 News Seattle twitter feed(Opens a new window), KIRO 7 News Seattle youtube feed(Opens a new window), Fort Hood officials said in a news release, Guillens remains were found June 30, buried in multiple shallow graves, according to the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Texas, vanished after a night out with friends in Killeen, a news release from the police department said, was the third to involve soldiers within a month, regiment commander Col. Ralph Overland said, Missing Pennsylvania woman found alive after more than 30 years, Multiple western Washington residents indicted in connection to coast-to-coast drug ring, Woman arrested after attempting to inject heroin during traffic stop, deputies say, Powerball jackpot winner identified as longtime Boeing employee, Thieves lose ATM ripped out of Lakewood credit union. Rosecrans, 27, was found dead from gunshot wounds May 18 on the side of the road in Harker Heights, Texas three miles away from where his Jeep was discovered engulfed in flames.