Fort Stewart soldier, husband and two children found dead in on-post housing
Stars and Stripes November 16, 2023
Fort Stewart military police officers found a family of four dead in their on-post home Wednesday afternoon after they were asked to check on the family, officials at the Army installation in Georgia said Thursday.
The deaths of a female soldier, her husband and their two children are under investigation by installation law enforcement and Army Criminal Investigation Division officials, said Kevin Larson, a spokesman for Fort Stewart. He declined to provide additional details about the case, citing the open investigation.
The names of the deceased individuals were not released Thursday, nor were their causes of death.
Military police found the family about 2 p.m., Wednesday after they were requested to conduct a wellness check. They found all four family members unresponsive, Larson said. The individuals were all pronounced dead about 5:30 p.m.
Larson described the incident as isolated.
“There is no threat to the Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield community,” he said in a statement. “As the investigation is in progress, no additional information can be provided at this time.”
Fort Stewart is just outside Hinesville, Ga., about 40 miles southwest of Savannah, and is home to the Army’s 3rd Infantry Division. The installation is the largest military reservation east of the Mississippi River.
The deaths come about one year after a soldier, Sgt. Nathan M. Hillman, was killed in a Fort Stewart barracks. Another soldier, Spc. Shay A. Wilson, was charged with murder in Hillman’s Dec. 12, 2022 shooting death.