UPDATE: Man found dead in Harker Heights identified as Fort Hood soldier

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HARKER HEIGHTS, Texas – UPDATE: The victim in the Harker Heights death investigation has now been identified as a Fort Hood soldier.

27-year-old Pfc. Brandon Scott Rosecrans, whose home of record is listed as Kimberling City, Missouri, entered the Army in May 2018 as a quartermaster and chemical equipment repairer and has been assigned to the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division since November 2018.

Rosecrans’ awards and decorations include the National Defense Service Medal and the Army Service Ribbon.

The incident is under investigation by the Harker Heights Police Department and the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command.

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UPDATE: The Harker Heights Police Department has identified the victim of the death investigation as 27-year-old Brandon Scott Rosecrans, of Fort Hood, Texas.

Preliminary investigations suggest Rosecrans died from a gunshot wound, and his death is now being investigated as a murder.

Investigators say someone also set Rosecrans’s orange 2016 Jeep Renegade on fire, which was found near Douglas Fir Drive and Jubilation Drive on Monday. The Fire Marshal is investigating how it started.

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Harker Heights Police Officers are seeking information in a death investigation.

On May 18, 2020, at approximately 10:17 am, officers were dispatched to the 2100 block of Fuller Lane related to a deceased person.   

Officers located a 27 year old male deceased from unknown injuries. 

. If anyone has any information about this death, please contact Detectives at 254-953-5440.

The investigation is ongoing.

Sources: Harker Heights Police Department, Fort Hood Press Center

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