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Death Investigation Underway at Fort Eisenhower


Authorities at Fort Eisenhower are confirming an active death investigation is underway on base.

The base’s Criminal Investigation Division was responding Wednesday to the death of a family member who lives on base, according to Anne H. Bowman, deputy public affairs officer at the base, formerly known as Fort Gordon. Bowman could not confirm reports the death involved an infant who was slain. Coroner Mark Bowen does not get involved with deaths on the base.

Bowman referred other questions to a regional public affairs officer out of Quantico, Virginia.

Thomas B. Hamilton III with the U.S. Army’s Public Affairs CID group released this statement: “The Department of the Army Criminal Investigation Division is aware of and investigating this incident. As the investigation is in progress, no additional information can be provided at this time.”

WGAC’s Austin Rhodes contributed to this report. Check back here for more on this developing story.

Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh is an award-winning crime reporter in the Augusta-Aiken area with experience writing for The Augusta Chronicle, The Augusta Press and serving as publisher of The Jail Report. Rickabaugh is a 1994 graduate of the University of South Carolina and has appeared on several crime documentaries on the Investigation Discovery channel.
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