Military police at Fort Stewart, Ga., are investigating the discovery of a dead body found Monday on the Army base, service officials said Tuesday.

It does not appear the person was affiliated with the base and there is no threat to the community, according to the release.

Base officials also denied rumors that there was an active shooter on base Monday evening.

Fort Stewart’s military police and Army Criminal Investigation Division are investigating the discovery, which was located at 5 p.m. Monday, said Kevin Larson, spokesman for the base. He could not provide any further details.

“As additional releasable information becomes available, we will update the community,” according to the release.

Located in southeast Georgia near Hinesville, Fort Stewart encompasses about 288,000 acres and employs about 22,500 personnel, of which about 18,500 are active-duty soldiers. Fort Stewart’s largest unit is the 3rd Infantry Division, a mechanized infantry unit. Twitter: @Rose_Lori

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Rose L. Thayer is based in Austin, Texas, and she has been covering the western region of the continental U.S. for Stars and Stripes since 2018. Before that she was a reporter for Killeen Daily Herald and a freelance journalist for publications including The Alcalde, Texas Highways and the Austin American-Statesman. She is the spouse of an Army veteran and a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in journalism. Her awards include a 2021 Society of Professional Journalists Washington Dateline Award and an Honorable Mention from the Military Reporters and Editors Association for her coverage of crime at Fort Hood.

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