A family of four was found dead at their military base in Georgia, the military announced Thursday.
The bodies of a female soldier, her husband and their two children were discovered on the Fort Stewart post property shortly after 2 p.m. Wednesday after the soldier unit requested a welfare check.
The four individuals were found unconscious, but not declared dead until 5:30 p.m., according to the Army base.
The Army did not reveal the cause of their deaths, but called it an “isolated incident.”
“There is no reason to believe there is a widespread threat to our community,” Fort Stewart-Hunter Military Airfield said in a Facebook post.
The military did not immediately release the names of the dead, pending notification of families.
Thomas Hamilton, spokesman for the Army’s Criminal Investigation Division, said “individuals associated with this incident have been identified.”
He declined to say whether any suspects had been arrested or were being sought.
Fort Stewart is the largest military post east of the Mississippi River and is located about 40 miles southwest of Savannah.
A family of four was found dead inside their property at Fort Stewart-Hunter Military Airfield. Google Maps
It is the latest in a series of tragic deaths that plague the army base.
Last year, Spc. Shay A. Wilson, 28, of Queens, New York, allegedly used a privately owned firearm to shoot and kill the 30-year-old sergeant. Nathan Hillman of Plum, Pennsylvania, inside one of the fort’s construction complexes.
It’s unclear what prompted Wilson to shoot the decorated seven-year veteran.
Months earlier, a medevac pilot died when he crashed his helicopter into another Black Hawk in what authorities ruled a suicide.
Two years earlier, a former US Army sergeant stabbed a fellow soldier to death in 2020 for exposing his drug use.
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