Female soldier and family found dead in Fort Stewart home

Fort Stewart Police discovered the family Wednesday after the soldier's unit requested a welfare check.
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A soldier at Fort Stewart, Georgia received the 3rd Infantry Division unit patch during a patching ceremony in 2022. The 3rd ID is known as the Rock of the Marne Division for it service in World War 1, and the patch’s three white stripes symbolize its role during that war in the Battle of the Marne River, the Meuse-Argonne Offensive and the St. Mihiel Offensive. Photo by Private Duke Edwards.

UPDATE, November 17: The Army has identified the solider and her husband who were found dead at Fort Stewart. Click here for the most up-to-date Task & Purpose story.

A female soldier, her husband and two children were found dead inside their Fort Stewart, Georgia home, officials said Thursday.

Fort Stewart Military Police discovered the family dead in their home Wednesday after the soldier’s unit requested a welfare check. Police arrived at the Fort Steward home around 2 p.m. and entered the home to find the family unresponsive. They were pronounced dead at 5:30 p.m.

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The soldier’s unit was not released. Fort Stewart is one of the Army’s largest bases and home to the 3rd Infantry Division, one of the Army’s major ground combat units, along with associated armor, artillery and aviation units.

The Army called the deaths an isolated incident and said there was no threat to the Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield community.

Their identities will not be released due to next of kin notification and privacy. The Army Criminal Investigation Division and Fort Stewart police are investigating the incident.

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