Fort Hood: Soldier found dead in on-post residence identified

Published: Mar. 8, 2020 at 10:34 AM CDT
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Fort Hood Monday evening identified a soldier found dead Thursday in an on-post residence as Spc. Christopher Wayne Sawyer, 29, of Longview, Wash.

Special Agents with the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command are investigating the death.

Foul play is not suspected, but hasn’t been ruled out, authorities said.

Sawyer joined the Army in October 2017 and had been assigned since May 2018 to the 1st Cavalry Division’s 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team.

“We send our deepest condolences to the family of Specialist Christopher Sawyer and the loved ones most closely affected by this tragedy. We are deeply saddened by the loss of any member of our IRONHORSE team and we will mourn this loss as an organization," said Col. Michael Schoenfeldt, commander, 1st ABCT, 1st Cav. Div.