Army CID special agent found dead behind Fort Hood building

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FORT HOOD, Texas (KWTX) Authorities have not completely ruled out foul play as they investigate the death of Staff Sgt. Steven K. Hines, an Army Criminal Investigation Command special agent whose body was found behind a building Sunday morning at Fort Hood.

“We are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of one of our agents,” said Maj. Gen. Mark S. Inch, the provost marshal general of the Army and commanding general of CID.

“The Criminal Investigation Command is a very small and close knit organization. Losing one of our own deeply affects us all. We will do everything in our power to support the Hines family during this very difficult time.”

Special agents from outside of Fort Hood were brought in to head up the death investigation, the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command said in a press release Tuesday.

“According to CID agents investigating the death, they do not suspect foul play at this time, but have not completely ruled it out while they continue to conduct a complete and thorough death investigation,” the press release said.

Hines body was found at around 10 p.m. Sunday about 50 yards behind building 2201 at Fort Hood.

Hines joined the Army in July 2007.

He was assigned to Fort Hood’s 11th MP Battalion (CID).