Missing Fort Hood Soldier Found Safe After Disappearing From Base

A Foot Hood soldier who was reported missing has been found safe.

According to CNN, Pfc. Jennifer Sewell has been located and is in the company of extended family. Sewell had gone missing on October 7. She did not report to work that day and her family was unable to reach her.

On Sunday, Sewell’s reportedly contacted officials at Fort Hood and said that Sewell was with relatives. It is unclear exactly where she is or why she left the base.

“Pfc. Sewell is a valued member of our team, and our number one priority is ensuring her safe return. We are in regular contact with her family and will provide any assistance she and her family may need to return to Fort Hood,” Ltc. Octavia Davis, commander of Regimental Support Squadron, 3d Cavalry Regiment, said in a statement obtained by CNN.

As the report notes, several soldiers at Fort Hood have gone missing in recent years, and  Spc. Vanessa Guillen, 20, was murdered on the base in April 2020. The suspect in her killing, also a soldier, took his own life as authorities were about to apprehend him.

It is unclear when Sewell is expected to return to the base.