Body Found In Temple TX Thursday Night Believed To Be Missing Fort Hood Soldier Elder Fernandes

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BELL COUNTY, TX. (THECOUNT) — A body found in Bell County, Texas Thursday night is believed to be that of missing Fort Hood Soldier Elder Fernandes.

Temple Police said late Thursday night that a male body found near railroad tracks west of South 49th Street is likely that of the missing 23-year-old soldier.


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Police responded to a call of an unresponsive man. When they arrived, officials determined the victim “had been deceased for some period of time.”

Investigators said identification found at the scene “indicates the victim may be missing Fort Hood Soldier 23-year-old Elder Fernandes.”

Investigators said no forensic confirmation has been made at this time in the investigation.

A cause of death was not provided.

Foul play is not suspected.


Geo quick facts: Bell County is a county located in the central part of the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 310,235. Its county seat is Belton. The county was founded in 1850 and is named for Peter Hansborough Bell, the third governor of Texas – Wikipedia.

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