Fort Hood officials and Hazmat crews are on site in Killeen after a US soldier, who recently returned from West Africa, was found dead outside his home. So far there are no answers as to why the soldier was not in quarantine and no known cause of death...
Body being taken from home pic.twitter.com/h5EYapIqMW— Grant Hermes (@GrantHermesTV) January 13, 2015
Second photo pic.twitter.com/maOXXliVdk— Grant Hermes (@GrantHermesTV) January 13, 2015
Statement from KPD: Victim had recently returned from w. Africa. Cause of death unknown. Body taken to Dallas for autopsy.— Grant Hermes (@GrantHermesTV) January 13, 2015
As WFAA reports,
Killeen police and Fort Hood military police currently have a home blocked off on the 3300 block of Cantebrian Drive where a man was found dead in a yard Tuesday morning.
Fort Hood officials confirm the man is a soldier who recently returned from a deployment to West Africa. Officials say there are no indications the soldier had Ebola, however medical personnel at Carl R. Darnall Medical Center are running tests as a precaution to make sure there is no threat to the community.
Troops returning from West Africa must undergo a 21-day monitoring period at a controlled monitoring site on post. Officials say this soldier was granted an emergency leave - not medical related - and was under self-monitoring where he had to check in with officials twice a day.
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