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Body of missing Fort Hood soldier found 100 yards from roadway

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Pvt. Dakota Lee Stump, 19, had been missing since Oct. 10.
Pvt. Dakota Lee Stump, 19, had been missing since Oct. 10. The Associated Press

Fellow soldiers have found the remains and a flipped-over car of an Army private who had been missing since Oct. 10.

Army officials announced Friday the discovery of the remains of Pvt. Dakota Lee Stump, 19, in a wooded area about 100 yards from the road.

Investigators say that based on damage, his vehicle left the road and rolled over multiple times, but the wreck wasn’t visible from the road because of heavy foliage.

Stump’s hometown is listed as Avon, Indiana. An autopsy will be performed at the Dover Air Force Base in Delaware, according to a press release.

Special Agents from the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command are still investigating.

In June, nine Fort Hood soldiers died in an accident involving an overturned vehicle at Owl Creek. It was the deadliest training accident in the army post’s modern history.

The Austin American-Statesman reported in September that accidents at Fort Hood reached a 10-year high of 109 in 2015.

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