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Authorities find remains believed to be of missing Fort Hood soldier

Prior to disappearing, Sergeant Elder Fernandes claimed he was the victim of sexual abuse and assault.
The First Cavalry Division of Fort Hood says Sgt. Elder Fernandes has not been heard from since Monday.
The First Cavalry Division of Fort Hood says Sgt. Elder Fernandes has not been heard from since Monday.(U.S. Department of Defense via CNN)
Published: Aug. 26, 2020 at 6:19 AM CDT
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LAREDO, Tex. (KGNS) -Authorities are reporting a possible break in the case of a missing Fort Hood Soldier.

Police in Temple, Texas say they have found a body near the railroad tracks Tuesday afternoon.

It's believed to be Sergeant Elder Fernandes who was last seen August 17th.

Prior to disappearing, Fernandes claimed he was the victim of sexual abuse and assault.

Fernandes' disappearance comes nearly two months after the remains of Houston's Vanessa Guillen were found.

Her disappearance and murder garnered national attention and thrust the third largest army base into the spotlight.

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