Fort Hood soldier found dead after he vanished from barracks following reports of sex abuse

The body of a missing soldier is thought to have been found 30 miles from the army base at which he was stationed, police have said.

Police said in a statement that identification found on the body indicates it is that of Sergeant Elder Fernandes, who went missing on Wednesday. Forensic confirmation is pending.

Fernandes had previously transferred units after reporting sexual abuse, an Army official said in a statement.

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