Killeen Police Investigate Death of Fort Hood Soldier

Killeen Police are investigating the death of a Fort Hood soldier on Cantabrian.

Officers received a report of possible deceased male in the 3300 block of Cantabrian on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 8:06am. Upon the officers’ arrival they located a deceased male lying face down in front of his residence.   During the investigation the officers learned that the male was a 24 year old Fort Hood soldier who had recently returned from West Africa. Due to conditions in West Africa and because the male’s cause of death was unknown at the time, precautionary measures were put into place.

Officers deployed the City of Killeen HAZMAT Team to respond to the residence at 3306 Cantabrian.  Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke pronounced the male deceased at 8:26am and ordered an autopsy to be performed. The male’s body has been removed and taken to the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center to run a test for Ebola; we should learn the results of that test by the end of the day.

There is no confirmation that Ebola is present. Because of the circumstances surrounding this death the Killeen Police Department felt it was better to err on the side of caution in the interest of public safety.   This investigation is in collaboration with Fort Hood authorities.

The name of the soldier has been withheld at this time due to notification of his next of kin.

Detectives continue to investigate this death and information will be released as it becomes available.


Carroll Smith
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department


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