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Fort Sam Houston body identified as Louisiana National Guardsman

The main entrance to the Quadrangle April 11, 2018, at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas. The Fort Sam Houston Quadrangle, built by George Henry Griebel, is the oldest structure on the base and was originally a supply depot. The Quadrangle now serves as the headquarters for U.S. Army North. (U.S. Air Force photo by Sean M. Worrell)

BEXAR COUNTY, Tex. (KTSA News) — The military has identified the body found at Fort Sam Houston Sunday as belonging to 22-year-old Sgt. Kelvonta Ellis.

The military said Ellis was a soldier from the Louisiana Army National Guard’s 39th Military Police Company, 139th Regional Support Group and had been with the Louisiana Army National Guard for five years.  He was from Westlake, Louisiana.

He was found dead in his room at Fort Sam Houston.  Ellis was attached to U.S. Army South at Fort Sam Houston.

The U.S. Air Force Security Forces and U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command are looking into what happened.

Ellis is survived by his mother.


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