Killeen Police Identify Remains
June 21, 2020 – UPDATE
The skeletal remains were identified with the assistance of Ft. Hood Criminal Investigation Division and the U.S. Army Dental Corps as those of the missing Ft. Hood soldier Gregory Morales. Autopsy results are still pending to determine the cause and manner of death.
The Killeen Police Department Homicide Unit continues to investigate and continues to ask the public for assistance if they have any information.
On Friday, June 19, 2020, at approximately 9:00 AM, Ft. Hood Criminal Investigation Division contacted the Killeen Police Department in reference to a tip they received. The tip indicated that a body was located in a field in the 3200 block of Florence Road, in Killeen. Detectives with the Killeen Police Department Homicide Unit met with members of Ft. Hood CID at that location. Ft. Hood CID contacted a Texas Parks and Wildlife K9 for assistance in searching the field. During the K9 search, skeletal remains were located and a crime scene established.
At approximately 11:10 AM, Justice of the Peace Garland Potvin made the pronouncement of death. An autopsy has been ordered.
The Killeen Police Department would like to thank Ft. Hood Criminal Investigation Division, Texas Parks and Wildlife, and the Texas Department of Public Safety for the assistance they have provided with this investigation.
Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division, Homicide Unit, continue to investigate this case. They are asking anyone who may have seen anything or has information about this incident, to contact Crime Stoppers at 254-526-TIPS (8477) or go online at www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com. You can also download the P3Tips App for IOS or Android and give an anonymous tip. All information is confidential and anonymous and if your tip leads to the arrest of the person(s) responsible, you could be eligible to receive a reward up to $1,000 in cash.
Commander Ronnie Supak
Killeen Police Department