It's not hard to see why people think Fort Hood is cursed, yet another soldier has been found dead after going missing from the base, which has seen eleven deaths this year alone.
People are calling for the base to be shut down, and for a thorough investigation to take place...
Another soldier has been found dead at Fort Hood.Twenty-three-year-old Sgt. Elder Fernandes went missing on Monday when his staff sergeant dropped him off at home, just four miles from the Texas base.
This comes after the same situation happening not too long ago.
@forthood This is becoming a joke. A serious investigation needs to be launched into what’s going on at Fort Hood.— N (@N)1597988089.0
Vanessa Guillen was a Fort Hood soldier who disappeared on April 22.Her bones, hair, and other remains were discovered at the end of June.
Her murder captured the attention of the world.Many celebrities took on the case as a personal cause, and protests sprang up across the States.
It's believed Guillen had a history of being sexually harassed.Her family believes her murder was linked to this, and to the #MeToo movement.
U.S. Army Specialist Aaron Robinson was charged with her murder.But as police approached him for his arrest, Robinson died by suicide.
This means it's unlikely Guillen will ever receive justice.And her family declined a military funeral after the trauma they'd been subjected to.
There have been eleven deaths at the base this year alone.Close to 2 dozen soldiers have been killed on or near the base since 2007.
And 5 of them happened since the start of this year, including Pvt. Mejhor Morta...
@forthood How many more soldiers have to be missing before you do an extensive investigation to find the serial kil… https://t.co/GEedIxtyhz— Retired PS1(SW/AW) (@Retired PS1(SW/AW))1598012421.0
The remains of Pfc. Gregory Morales was found in a field close to the base on June 19.
@forthood How about: Stop sending Soldiers to Fort Hood until this issue is resolved. Move its operations/units els… https://t.co/yM0KVv7baj— r ì e t t e (@r ì e t t e)1598018470.0
Pfc. Brandon Rosecrans was found shot dead on May 18.
@forthood It's like the bermuda triangle over there.— DrGosine (@DrGosine)1598106888.0
And that's only this year!
@RepLizMiranda I was stationed at Ft. Hood in 1981. I did Prisoner Transport from the Stockade. I was Shocked at th… https://t.co/BUVrP5oSkm— Lori Reynolds (@Lori Reynolds)1598415732.0
Sgt. Lawrence George Sprader's body was found in 2007, 4 days after he went missing from the base.
@forthood Shut it down. All the way down. Trump promised to investigate Vanessa's murder. And now, while the whole… https://t.co/pF4YOeWeJW— elidet🔭🔬👩🔬 (@elidet🔭🔬👩🔬)1598007317.0
Pfc. Naser Jason Abdo was arrested In July 2011, after he admitted to him plotting to kill his fellow soldiers.
@forthood Come on man! Another minority soldier missing? Start checking your local white supremacist groups.— thomas (@thomas)1598029382.0
Spc. Ivan Lopez opened fire on the base In April 2014.Killing 3 and injuring sixteen, before committing suicide.
And it's not just murder and accidental deaths the base is well-known for...
@forthood @USArmy Security Cameras install them everywhere. Buddy systems. We are our bothers keeper. Tracking devi… https://t.co/Hh5bq0gZcg— 😷 #saferecordkeepingpractices (@😷 #saferecordkeepingpractices)1598013807.0
And now another soldier has been found after going missing from the allegedly cursed base.
MISSING SOLDIER ALERT <----PLEASE SHARE #FortHood #USArmy #BOLO #MissingPerson https://t.co/ZSURQLIUaj— Fort Hood (@Fort Hood)1597965548.0
An army spokesperson said there is an "open investigation of abusive sexual contact."
@forthood Y'all have got to be kidding, right ?!?! 😭😭😭🙏💔— Lost In Texas (@Lost In Texas)1597965849.0
It's crazy that this has been allowed to happen again.
@forthood Another one!? Wtf 😒— Nessa (@Nessa)1597966547.0
And obviously he isn't the only one.Vanessa Guillen also complained about sexual harassment before her murder.
The base was searched straight away.
SGT Elder Fernandes is a 74D, CBRN Specialist, who was last seen at approximately 18 0745 AUG 20 at CRDAMC. From B… https://t.co/FRYiyq3MnT— Representative Liz Miranda (@Representative Liz Miranda)1597958898.0
Fernandes' car hadn't been touched, all his belongings were still intact.
His car was found with all his belongings. His mother just flew to Texas to try to find her son. He recently signed… https://t.co/bBIa3Yn13o— Representative Liz Miranda (@Representative Liz Miranda)1597958898.0
"His mother just flew to Texas to try to find her son. We are very concerned about his well being."
@RepLizMiranda @FreshOj24 This is wild! I happened to be reading comments from ppl in the area and apparently Fort… https://t.co/lDnhj0jaxI— 🦅🏈"The Big Guy"☘️⛷ (@🦅🏈"The Big Guy"☘️⛷)1598006675.0
Sadly, he has been found dead.Local police determined it was his body after finding his backpack and driver's license.
A man was spotted near the railroad tracks which urged a resident to call the Police at 5:36 pm but after finding him, he was reported dead.While police are investigating Fernandes' death, they don't suspect foul play.
Although the autopsy is still pending."Our thoughts and prayers are with the Fernandes family during this challenging time," Police Chief Shawn Reynolds said.
His family was told late on Tuesday night.The Army and the Fernandes family appealed for help when they couldn't get in contact with Fernandes.
Ailina Fernandes was unable to contact him for over a week.
Can y’all please help me find my cousin. He was stationed in Forthood, texas and has been missing for almost a week… https://t.co/dexVfOzvQO— txukinha (@txukinha)1598299561.0
"Our worst nightmare has happened, one of our own, Sergeant Elder Fernandes has been found dead today.""We are sickened by this tragedy that has happened one too many times. We are heartbroken for Elder Fernandes's family." "We will not stop until we find out what happened to Elder." "We must demand a Congressional Investigation of Ft. Hood. We must protect our soldiers!"
We can only hope that justice is served...
Met you in school. Such a calm and collected kid. When I found out you were missing I tried my best to spread the w… https://t.co/YIOoq571G4— Brady Stan Account (@Brady Stan Account)1598421525.0