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Fort Hood soldier found unresponsive at Stillhouse Hollow Lake believed to have drowned

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Posted at 11:11 AM, Jul 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-22 12:53:36-04

BELL COUNTY — On Friday, July 17, 2020, at 12:07 am, Deputy’s with the Bell County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched to the area of the Stillhouse Hollow Lake Dam after fishermen in a boat located what they believed to be a body in the water at the base of the dam.

Upon the arrival of the responding deputy’s, a body was located.

Bell County Criminal Investigators responded to the scene as well and to date, continue their investigation.

At this time, the body has been identified to be that of Pvt. Mejhor Morta.

An autopsy was ordered by Justice of the Peace Garland Potvin.

A preliminary autopsy shows the cause of death to be consistent with drowning, but at this time, a full autopsy report has not been completed or released by the Medical Examiner’s Office in Dallas, Texas.

The Bell County Sheriff’s Department continues their investigation and no other information is available for release at this time.