This weekend, it was reported that Private First Class Jennifer Sewell had gone missing.
The soldier had been last seen on Thursday, but she did not report back to work and she did not check in with family, nor was she answering phone calls.
We all feared this would be another tragedy originating from the Texas base, but she was found alive and well.
We Have Her
Monday afternoon, reports started to surface that PFC Sewell was alive and well.
She had reportedly been staying with some extended family members.
Why she skipped out on work and had not returned to base still remains a question, however.
Lt. Col. Octavia Davis, commander of Regimental Support Squadron, 3d Cavalry Regiment, stated, “Pfc. Sewell is a valued member of our team, and our number one priority is ensuring her safe return.
“We are in regular contact with her family and will provide any assistance she and her family may need to return to Fort Hood.”
A spokesperson for the base added, “Fort Hood officials continue to communicate with Sewell’s family and friends, to ensure she has access to resources she may need and to return her safely to Fort Hood.”
Over the last year or so, there have been a rash of assaults at the base, which led many to believe this story would not have a happy ending.
The good news is that Sewell is alive and well, but she may now face legal problems of her own if she was, in fact, AWOL.
We will continue to monitor this story and update as necessary with any new details.
Source: New York Post