According to a statement from the Fort Hood Emergency Services (DES), Sewell was last seen leaving her barracks at around 4pm (5pm EST) on October 7th, the statement stated She did not go to work that day. Since then, law enforcement, Sewell’s command system, and her family have been unable to contact her.
The statement said: “Preliminary investigation revealed that Sewell voluntarily left for unknown reasons,” and pointed out that she did not have a vehicle.
Officials described Sewell as an African American woman with brown hair and brown eyes, 5 feet 5 inches tall. Anyone who knew where she might be was asked to contact the Fort Hood military police.
In recent years, many service personnel have died or disappeared while stationed at an Army post on the outskirts of Killeen, Texas, including the 20-year-old Spc. Vanessa Guillen disappeared in April 2020 and was later found killed by a hammer in the armory where she worked.
The main suspect of her disappearance, another soldier, committed suicide when investigators confronted him.
A series of deaths prompted an independent review of Fort Hood’s climate and culture, resulting in the punishment of 14 senior officials.