The soldier was self-monitoring for Ebola.
Soldiers from Fort Hood have deployed often to West Africa as part of the Pentagon’s efforts at assisting in combating the Ebola outbreak.
Killeen police are investigating the death of a Fort Hood soldier, who was found dead at his Killeen residence while on emergency leave from Liberia.
The soldier, identified as a 24-year-old black male, returned from the West African country for a non-medical emergency and was self-monitoring for possible Ebola virus symptoms, according to Fort Hood officials.
He was found dead face down in his front yard about 8 this morning.
Police have blocked off the 3300 block of Cantebrian Drive where a man was found dead in a yard Tuesday.
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Hazmat crews are now on scene.
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It wasn’t clear how the 24-year-old GI, who was not identified by name, had died but there were no outward signs that he took his own life or was a victim of violence.
This post was updated.
UPDATE: The Ebola tests came back negative for the soldier found dead in Texas.