Army says soldier's death at Fort Hood was not foul play

Posted at 2:01 PM, Mar 16, 2023
and last updated 2023-03-16 16:01:56-04

UPDATE (2:34 P.M.) – Army investigators have confirmed that a soldier's death on Fort Hood Monday was not the result of foul play.

Officials with the Army Criminal Investigation Division told 25 News, "at this point in the investigation into the death of Pvt. Ana Basalduaruiz no foul play is evident, and will remain under investigation."

The Army still have scant details about the female soldier's death on post including the manner in which she died.

The military did acknowledge harassment claims made by Basalduaruiz's family, which were reported by ABC News.

The 20-year-old from Long Beach, Calif. served as a combat engineer with the 1st Calvary Division since Dec. 2021.

The Army Criminal Investigation Division is looking into the death of a female soldier who died Monday on Fort Hood.

“We are deeply saddened by the loss of Pvt. Ana Basalduaruiz, and we extend our sympathies to her father, mother, and her sister,” said Lt. Col. Patrick Sullivan, the commander of the 91st Engineer Battalion, about the soldier's death.

Her father wrote a heart wrenching post in Spanish about his daughter, "you stay with me never leave me," along with a video showing the trooper.

Army officials said to 25 News they're "actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding" Pvt. Basalduaruiz's death.

The Army provided no details about how the female soldier died other than the day on which it happened.

Mayra Guillén, the sister of murdered Army Spc. Vanessa Guillén, reacted on social media to the trooper's death.

Guillén said will be speaking with Basalduaruiz's family soon, but the death brought back memories of her sister's brutal killing on Fort Hood nearly three years ago.

Basalduaruiz served as a combat engineer with the division for the past 15 months.

Pvt. Ana Basalduaruiz
Pvt. Ana Basalduaruiz died Monday on Fort Hood. The Army Criminal Investigation Division are looking into her death on post.

Officials said they're providing resources to the trooper's family and those whom served with her.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with them during this difficult time," Sullivan said. "She was an exceptional teammate that will truly be missed.”