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Dead man found along highway near Fort Hood identified: Sheriff

Fort Hood
Posted at 11:31 AM, Aug 16, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-16 13:05:01-04

FORT HOOD, Texas — Deputies have identified a man found dead last week inside a tent along an interstate near Fort Hood.

Thomas Harold Carter, 53, of Killeen was the man found dead along I-14 east of the base's Clarke Road exit by members of a highway clean-up team on Aug. 9, Coryell County Sheriff Scott A. Williams said Tuesday.

Officials said deputies discovered the body inside a tent near a line of trees.

The manner and cause of death are under investigation, said Williams.

An autopsy is being conducted by the Southwest Forensic Institute in Dallas. The investigation remains ongoing.