Fort Hood soldier Elder Fernandes died by suicide, medical examiner finds

A Fort Hood soldier whose body was found last month died by suicide, according to a medical examiner’s report obtained by NBC News.

Sgt. Elder Fernandes, 23, who went missing on Aug. 19, was discovered dead later that month 30 miles from the troubled Texas Army base. He had reported sexual harassment against him before he went missing.

Natalie Khawam, the Fernandes family’s attorney, had said Army officials told his relatives that Fernandes was found hanging from a tree.

Fernandes was one…

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