Fort Hood authorities seeking help in locating the soldier were last seen Thursday

KILLEEN, Texas (KXAN) – Fort Hood officials are asking for help finding a soldier after he failed to show up for work Thursday.

A release from Fort Hood’s Director of Emergency Services said Jennifer Sewell was last seen leaving her barracks around 4 p.m. Oct. 7.

Sewell is described as five feet, five inches tall, with brown hair and brown eyes.

Contacting Sewell through law enforcement, his family and chain of command has not yet worked, the release said.

The soldiers who disappeared at Fort Hood gained national attention. Among them, Vanessa Guillén, whose remains were found along a Bell County River. Authorities believe another soldier killed him before taking his own life.

A report of their findings was later released, revealing that Guillén had been sexually harassed and reported it twice. It said Guillén’s leaders had not taken appropriate action and the allegations had not raised the chain of command.

His family pushed for change – which led to federal lawmakers even introducing legislation on how to handle sexual assault outside the chain of command and handing them over to independent military prosecutors.

Fort Hood’s release about Sewell does not say that his disappearance is believed to be suspicious. It says the preliminary investigation appears to have left him alone for reasons not yet known.

Anyone with information about Sewell is asked to call Fort Hood Military Police at 254-288-1170.

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