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Foul play suspected in death of Ft. Hood soldier Gregory Wedel Morales, Army says

Private Gregory Morales
Private Gregory Morales (United States Army Criminal Investigation Command)

HOUSTON – Foul play is suspected in the death of Fort Hood soldier Gregory Wedel Morales, according to the the United States Army Criminal Investigation Command.

Army Special Agents are working closely with the Killeen Police Department to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of Morales.

Skeletal remains were discovered Friday in Killeen and the remains were later positively identified as those of Private Gregory Morales using dental records, according to the United States Army Criminal Investigation Command.

Morales had been missing since Aug. 20, 2019.

Morales’ remains were found Friday after U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command Special Agents received information as to the location of the body.

At 9 a.m. Friday, Killeen police say Fort Hood officials notified them of a tip about a body in a field near the 3200 block of Florence Road in Killeen, Texas.

The two agencies were assisted by the Texas Parks and Wildlife K9 division to search the field.

“During the K9 search, skeletal remains were located and a crime scene was established,” officials wrote in a release.

An autopsy has been ordered.

Army Special Agents are offering a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone with credible information concerning the circumstances surrounding the death of Morales.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Army CID Special Agents at 254-287-2722 or the Military Police Desk at 254-288-1170.


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