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Unfortunately, finding dead bodies on Fort Bragg is not unusual. The latest incidence of this happened just eight days ago.

According to Army Times, Sergeant Major Alex Licea, a spokesman for the XVIII Airborne Corps, briefed the press on how a body was found on a routine patrol by Range Control officials on November 21st. The remains were found in an abandoned civilian vehicle parked near the range. Licea noted that “Fort Bragg Emergency Services were immediately dispatched to the scene.” 

The incident remains under investigation, and the name of the deceased, and their cause of death, have not yet been made public. It is also unknown how long the body might have been there or if there are signs of foul play.

Man fires on range
A soldier competing in the international US Special Operations Command Sniper Competition engages a target with his left hand cuffed to his belt on a live-fire range on Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Image Credit: US Army

Ms. Sands

In early October 2021, remains were found near Interstate 295 near Fort Bragg. The Army investigated the death. In December of that year, the Criminal Investigation Division (CID) issued a press release stating they had identified the body. It read in part, “It is with great sadness, we report that the deceased person has been positively identified as Priscilla Sands. We hope the community will come together during this difficult time. Please keep the family and friends in your thoughts and prayers. Our deepest and sincere condolences go out to the family and friends of Priscilla Sands.”