Special agents from outside Fort Hood have been brought in to investigate the death of a special agent found dead on post.
The body of Staff Sgt Steven K Hines was found about 10:00 p.m. Sunday about 50 yards behind building 2201 on Fort Hood.
Hines was a Criminal Investigation Division special agent assigned to the 11th Military Police Battalion at Fort Hood.
While agents looking into the death say that do not suspect foul play at this time, they have not ruled it out while they conduct what was being described as ” a complete and thorough death investigation.”
“We are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of one of our agents,” said Maj. Gen. Mark S. Inch, the provost marshal general of the Army and commanding general of CID.
“The Criminal Investigation Command is a very small and close knit organization. Losing one of our own deeply affects us all. We will do everything in our power to support the Hines family during this very difficult time.”
Hines joined the Army in July, 2007.
His awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal (2), Army Achievement Medal, Meritorious Unit Citation, Army Good Conduct Medal (3), National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal (2), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Ribbon (2) and the Army Driver Badge.