QUANTICO, Va., Feb 7, 2017 – The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command (CID) is investigating the death of Staff Sgt. Steven K. Hines, whose body was discovered Sunday at approximately 10:00 p.m., about 50 yards behind building 2201 on Fort Hood, Texas.

Hines was a CID special agent assigned to the 11th MP Bn (CID), Fort Hood, Texas.

According to CID agents investigating the death, they do not suspect foul play at this time, but have not completely ruled it out while they continue to conduct a complete and thorough death investigation. Special agents from outside of Fort Hood have been brought in to head up the death investigation.

“We are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of one of our agents,” said Maj. Gen. Mark S. Inch, the provost marshal general of the Army and commanding general of CID. “The Criminal Investigation Command is a very small and close knit organization. Losing one of our own deeply affects us all. We will do everything in our power to support the Hines family during this very difficult time.”

Hines joined the Army in July, 2007. His awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal (2), Army Achievement Medal, Meritorious Unit Citation, Army Good Conduct Medal (3), National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal (2), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Ribbon (2) and the Army Driver Badge.

No further information will be released at this time to protect the integrity of the ongoing investigative process.

For more information on CID visit www.cid.army.mil.