The Army has released the name of the Fort Hood soldier who was found dead outside his off-post home Tuesday morning.

Spc. Kendrick Vernell Sneed, 24, was pronounced dead at 8:26 a.m. Because he had recently returned from West Africa and his cause of death was unknown, authorities in Killeen, Texas, ordered an autopsy and sent his body to the hospital at Fort Hood to be tested for signs of Ebola.

Both Ebola tests came back negative.

Sneed, from Bossier City, La., joined the Army in June 2009 as an automated logistics specialist. He had been with the Fort Hood-based 62nd Engineer Company, 36th Engineer Brigade since June 2012.

Sneed deployed to Afghanistan from February 2011 to January 2012 and again from May 2013 to December 2013. He deployed to West Africa from October 2014 to January of this year.

Sneed had earned two Army Commendation Medals, the Army Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal with three campaign stars, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon, the NATO Medal, a Combat Action Badge and a Driver and Mechanics Badge.

The circumstances of his death are still under investigation.

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