AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — U.S. Army officials say the body of a Fort Hood solider was found near the Texas army base, marking the third time in a month that a Fort Hood soldier’s body has been discovered.
Fort Hood officials said Tuesday that 26-year-old Pvt. Mejhor Morta was found unresponsive July 17 in the vicinity of Stillhouse Hollow Lake, a reservoir located in Bell County and managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Fort Worth District.
Bell County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the incident and didn’t immediately respond to a request from the Associated Press seeking comment.
Officials have not said whether the death is considered suspicious.
Earlier this month a 22-year-old woman accused of helping hide the body of a slain Fort Hood solider, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges related to the crime.
Cecily Aguilar entered the pleas in federal court in Waco to three conspiracy charges in the death of Army Spc. Vanessa Guillén, 20.