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Military service member is found dead in barracks on a San Antonio base

Military service member is found dead in barracks on a San Antonio base as officials say ‘the incident is under investigation’

  • A service member was found dead on JBSA-Fort Sam Houston base Wednesday
  • Officials haven’t released cause of death or other information about incident  
  • However, authorities did say they’ve launched an investigation into the death 
  • The death is the second to have occurred on the base in the last five months 
  • In July, Sgt Kelvonta K. Ellis, 22, from Westlake, Louisiana, was found dead in his room at the base

A military service member was found dead on an Air Force joint base in Texas Wednesday morning, officials said. 

According to a media advisory, officials at the JBSA-Fort Sam Houston have launched an investigation into the death of the soldier who was found in their barracks.

Officials at the base have not released the cause of death. The identity of the service member is also being withheld at this time. 

A DailyMail.com request for more information to JBSA-Fort Sam Houston was not immediately returned on Wednesday afternoon. 

A military service member was found dead on the JBSA-Fort Sam Houston base (file image), which is operated by the Air Force, Wednesday morning. Officials have not released the soldier’s name. It’s also unclear how the soldier died 

JBSA officials said they did not ‘assess there is a danger to JBSA residents or the community’. 

Officials did not say if they believed foul play was involved, only that ‘the incident is under investigation’.

The soldier is the second in the past five months to be found deceased on the JBSA-Fort Sam Houston base. 

In July, Sgt Kelvonta K. Ellis, 22, from Westlake, Louisiana, was found dead in his room at the base. Ellis was served five years in the Louisiana Army National Guard as a Military Police Noncommissioned Officer.

His death is still under investigation by officials at the base.  

Fort Sam Houston is one of three large military bases in San Antonio that make up the joint base, which is managed by the Air Force. The joint base supports about 47,000 service members.

The soldier is the second in the past five months to be found deceased on the JBSA-Fort Sam Houston base. In July, Sgt Kelvonta K. Ellis (pictured), 22, from Westlake, Louisiana, was found dead in his room at the base

The soldier is the second in the past five months to be found deceased on the JBSA-Fort Sam Houston base. In July, Sgt Kelvonta K. Ellis (pictured), 22, from Westlake, Louisiana, was found dead in his room at the base

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