FORT STEWART, Ga. (WSAV) — A family of four was found dead in their residence on Fort Stewart Wednesday, according to Army officials.
Army Public Communications Chief Kevin Larson said Fort Stewart military police arrived at the in-post home around 2 p.m. Wednesday after requests for a welfare check from a soldier’s unit.
Upon entry, police found one female soldier, her husband and their two children deceased in the home.
They’ve now been identified as Staff Sgt. Meiziaha T. Cooper and Desmond Cooper. Their children were 4 and 9 years old.
Larson said it appears the incident was “domestic in nature,” and additional details will not be provided.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with Staff Sgt. Cooper’s family, friends and teammates during this very difficult and tragic time,” said 3rd Infantry Division Deputy Commander of Operations Col. Jeremy S. Wilson. “Our community has been shaken by this unspeakable tragedy and out of respect to the family, we ask for privacy to grieve this loss.”
Staff Sgt. Cooper joined the Army in October 2012 and served as a culinary noncommissioned officer. Her awards included four Army Commendation Medals and six Army Achievement Medals.
The Department of the Army Criminal Investigation Division is continuing to investigate the incident.