Missing Fort Hood soldier found safe, reports say

Pfc. Jennifer Sewell was last seen leaving her on-post barracks around 4 p.m., Thursday

Fort Hood officials seek public's help locating Pfc. Jennifer Sewell. (Fort Hood)

FORT HOOD, TexasUPDATE: Fort Hood officials say a soldier who was reported missing on Thursday has been found safe.

Pfc. Jennifer Sewell was confirmed to be with her extended family on Sunday evening, according to a statement from Fort Hood.

Fort Hood officials said they will continue to communicate with Sewell’s family and friends to ensure she has the resources to return to the Army post.

“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, Ltc. Octavia Davis, commander of Regimental Support Squadron, 3d Cavalry Regiment, said in the statement.

Officials said they will not provide further information about her discovery at this time due to the family’s privacy.

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(Original Story)

Fort Hood officials are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing solider last seen on Thursday afternoon.

The Fort Hood Directorate of Emergency Services (DES) said Pfc. Jennifer Sewell’s unit reported that she failed to report to work. She was last seen leaving her on-post barracks around 4 p.m.

DES said law enforcement, her chain-of-command and her family have attempted to contact Sewell but have been unsuccessful.

Sewell is described as being five feet, five inches tall with brown hair and brown eyes. She does not own a vehicle.

Officials say it appears Sewell left on her own accord for unknown reasons.

Anyone with information on Sewell’s whereabouts is asked to contact Fort Hood Military Police at 254-288-1170. Officials say you can remain anonymous.

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