MILITARY

FORT HOOD — The Army’s Criminal Investigation Command, commonly known as CID, is investigating the death of Staff Sgt. Steven K. Hines, whose body was discovered Sunday at approximately 10 p.m., about 50 yards behind Building 2201 on Fort Hood.

Hines was a CID special agent assigned to the 11th Military Police Battalion.

Building 2201 is the CID headquarters building on Fort Hood.

According to CID agents investigating the death, foul play is not suspected but has not been completely ruled out as they continue to conduct a complete and thorough death investigation. Special agents from outside of Fort Hood have been brought in to head up the investigation.

“We are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of one of our agents,” said Maj. Gen. Mark S. Inch, the provost marshal general of the Army and commanding general of CID. “The Criminal Investigation Command is a very small and close-knit organization. Losing one of our own deeply affects us all. We will do everything in our power to support the Hines family during this very difficult time.”

Hines joined the Army in July 2007. His awards and decorations include two Army Commendation Medals, Army Achievement Medal, Meritorious Unit Citation, three Army Good Conduct Medals, National Defense Service Medal, two Iraq Campaign Medals, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, two Overseas Service Ribbons and the Army Driver Badge.

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