The press release stated that Sewell’s family told Fort Hood officials on Sunday night that she was safe and with the extended family.
“Pfc. Sewell is an important member of our team and our first priority is to ensure her return safely. We maintain regular contact with her family and will provide any help she and her family may need to return to Fort Hood,” said Lieutenant Colonel Octavia Davis, Commander of the 3D Cavalry Regiment Support Squadron.
According to Fort Hood officials, Sewell was last seen leaving the barracks at around 4 pm on October 7 (5 pm Eastern Time). She did not go to work that day, and her family could not get in touch with her.
Officials said that no other information has been released at this time. They said last week that preliminary investigations showed that “Sewell left on his own for unknown reasons.”
The main suspect of her disappearance, another soldier, committed suicide when investigators confronted him.
Kay Jones and Dakin Ardone of CNN contributed to this report.