FORT HOOD, Texas — The 1st Cavalry Division is actively attempting to locate Sgt. Elder Fernandes who has gone missing.

Our primary concern is for his health and well-being.

Fernandes, 23, is a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Specialist assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division Sustainment Brigade.

We have completed a search of the entire division area, to include motorpools, parking lots, and headquarters buildings and the unit is in contact with the Soldiers Family, the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Division and civilian law enforcement agencies to help find him as we continue our search.

Finding him and ensuring his safety is a top priority for the Division.

Please contact the the Fort Hood Military Police at (254) 288-1170, U.S. Army CID at (254) 287-2722, or the Killeen Police Department at (254) 200-7905 with any information that may be helpful in locating him.

The incident remains under investigation.