Three dependents found unresponsive in Fort Hood housing identified

Fort Hood Public Affairs Office:

FORT HOOD, Texas -- The father and two daughters that were found deceased Jan. 21 in a suspected murder-suicide here have been identified as Rouhad Ahamd Ezzeddine, 43, and daughters Leila Rouhad Ezzeddine, 9, and Zeinab Rouhad Ezzeddine, 4.

The mother is Private 1st Class Carla Santisteban, 33, is assigned to 15th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade qCombat Team, 1st Cavalry Division. The mother had recently returned from a deployment to Afghanistan.

"This is a terrible tragedy for the mother and families of these children. We are doing everything possible to care for the family in this time of profound grief and loss," Maj. Gen. Anthony Ierardi, Fort Hood senior commander and commanding general 1st Cavalry Division.

Point of contact for the investigation is Chris Grey, Chief of Public Affairs, USA Criminal Investigation Command (CID) Quantico, VA. Grey's email is christopher.p.grey.civ@mail.mil.

UPDATE: QUANTICO Va. -- Special Agents from the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command are continuing the investigation into the deaths of three family members who were found in an on-post house Jan. 21 in the Pershing Park neighborhood on Fort Hood, Texas. A 43-year-old husband and two daughters, nine and four years old, of a Soldier who recently returned from an overseas deployment, were discovered in the female Soldier's on-post quarters at approximately 7:15 a.m.

Although a final determination has not been made and the investigation is continuing, early indications are the deaths are possibly the result of a tragic murder suicide involving the husband and the two children. Officials from CID will not make a final determination until a very thorough and complete investigation is conducted, all physical and testimonial evidence is examined, and all possible leads are exhausted. Autopsies are being conducted by the Office of the Armed Forces Medical Examiner.

At this point, CID does not believe there is any threat to the local community. No further information is being released at this time to protect the integrity of the investigative process.

 


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