Ep41. MISSING: Missing in Fort Hood (Elder Fernandes)

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On August 17, 2020, Elder Fernandes was released from a hospital. He had spent 6 days hospitalized for unknown reasons. One of his military coworkers picked him up and dropped Elder off at his home on the 2700 block of Woodlands Drive in Killeen, Texas. Elder was then never seen again.

On August 18, 2020, Elder failed to report to work, although his car was found in the parking lot of his work place on Fort Hood.

By Wednesday, August 19, 2020, after not hearing from Elder since Sunday, Elder’s family was very concerned and his mother flew from Massachusetts to Texas to search for Elder.

Since his disappearance, Fort Hood officials have released 4 press releases informing the public that they are doing everything in their power to find Elder. However, they do not suspect foul play in his disappearance. They have allegedly spoken to various soldiers that make it seem as though Elder left of his own accord.

However, according to his family, immediately before his disappearance, Elder had been the victim of abusive sexual touching. He had filed an unrestricted report with the SHARP and his leadership even moved Elder to a new unit because Elder had been complaining of bullying and being belittled.

It’s unclear if Elder’s disappearance is related to his sexual abuse allegation, or if it’s connected with his hospitalization, but his family and the Army and Killeen PD need YOUR help.

Dig in with Margot as she discusses the most recent disappearance at Fort Hood – that of Sergeant Elder Fernandes.

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If you have any information, however small, pertaining to Elder’s case or pertaining to someone Elder knew who is now acting weird, please reach out to the Killeen PD at 254-526-8477. You can also contact Army CID at 254-28702722.

You can also submit an anonymous tip at Bell County Crime Stoppers.

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