FORT HOOD (January 23, 2014) Military officials Thursday evening identified a man and his two daughters who were found dead earlier this week in their home at Fort Hood after what investigators think was a murder-suicide as Rouhad Ahamd Ezzeddine, 43, Leila Rouhad Ezzeddine, 9, and Zeinab Rouhad Ezzeddine, 4.
Ezzeddine’s wife, Pfc. Carla Santisteban, 33, who recently returned home from a deployment to Afghanistan, found the bodies at around 7:15 a.m. Tuesday in the family’s home in the Pershing Park neighborhood on Fort Hood.
Santisteban is assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division’s 15th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team.
"This is a terrible tragedy for the mother and families of these children. We are doing everything possible to care for the family in this time of profound grief and loss," said Maj. Gen. Anthony Ierardi, Fort Hood senior commander and commanding general 1st Cavalry Division.
Special Agents from U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command are investigating the deaths.
“Although a final determination has not been made and the investigation is continuing, early indications are the deaths are possibly the result of a tragic murder suicide involving the husband and the two children,” Fort Hood said in a press release Thursday evening.
Autopsies are being performed by the Office of the Armed Forces Medical Examiner.