Authorities on Sunday confirmed that the skeletal remains found in a field in Killeen, Texas on Friday is the body of missing Fort Hood soldier Gregory Morales. They are investigating his death as a homicide.
The remains were identified with the help of U.S. Army investigators and the Army’s Dental Corps. Autopsy results are still pending to determine the cause and manner of death, officials said.
Foul play is suspected, and Army investigators, who are working with Killeen police, are offering a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone with credible information about Morales’ death.
“The First Team is saddened by the news of the passing of PV2 Gregory Morales. His life was taken too soon, and we appreciate his service to our nation,” Maj. Gen. Jeffery Broadwater, commander of the 1st Cavalry Division, said in a statement from Fort Hood.