A family of four was found dead in their on-post home at Fort Stewart, Georgia, Wednesday in what authorities are calling an isolated incident.
A soldier, her spouse and their two children were found deceased by authorities at approximately 2 p.m., according to a press release from the installation that was released on Thursday.
The soldier's unit requested a welfare check and Fort Stewart military police responded to the scene, the base said. The individuals were pronounced dead at 5:30 p.m. on the day they were found. Fort Stewart law enforcement and the Army's Criminal Investigation Division are investigating the deaths.
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The press release did not state how the individuals died. Per policy, the installation will not release the identities of the deceased until next of kin are notified.
“This is an isolated incident; there is no threat to the Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield community,” the press release said. “As the investigation is in progress, no additional information can be provided at this time.”
Kevin Larson, Fort Stewart's chief of public communications, told Military.com that there would be an update, but did not say when it would be released or if the next of kin had been notified as of Thursday afternoon. The welfare check was requested the same day that the family was found deceased.
As to when exactly…