Human remains were discovered at Fort Bragg in North Carolina last week, triggering an investigation as officials stay quiet on the details.
The unspecified remains were found during a routine patrol on Monday, Nov. 21 inside an abandoned civilian vehicle on one of the Army installation’s training ranges, according to Army Times.
Sgt. Maj. Alex Licea, spokesman for the XVIII Airborne Corps, said Fort Bragg Emergency Services “were immediately dispatched to the scene.” Licea told Army Times the incident is “currently under investigation.”
Information has not been released identifying the remains, cause of death or whether foul play is suspected, Army Times reported.
Fort Bragg is the largest U.S. Army base by population, according to the U.S. military, and described as the Army’s “flagship power projection platform.” It’s the headquarters of the XVIII Airborne Corps – designed to rapidly respond around the globe – and the Army’s Special Operations Command.
Human remains were previously discovered at Fort Bragg as recently as October 2021. A woman later identified as Priscilla Sands was found dead on Interstate 295 near the base, according to Stars and Stripes. Her cause of death was not released.
That incident is not believed to be related to the recently discovered remains, Army Times reported.
Other recent incidents at the base include an active-duty soldier stationed there charged with murder in January and an employee sentenced to prison for accepting bribes totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars.