FORT HOOD, Texas – The Department of the Army Criminal Investigation Division officials have confirmed that at this point in the investigation into the death of Pvt. Ana Basalduaruiz no foul play is evident, and will remain under investigation. Army CID will continue to conduct a thorough investigation and gather all evidence and facts to ensure they discover exactly what transpired. Information related to any possible harassment will be addressed and investigated fully.

“A loss of any one of our Soldiers is a tragedy and it is no different in the death of Private Ana Basalduaruiz. Our hearts and thoughts go out to the family, friends and colleagues of Ana,” said Col. Christopher Dempsey, commander, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division. “We have remained in constant contact with both parents of Private Basalduaruiz, and will continue to keep them updated.”

The 1st Cavalry Division lost a Trooper March 13, Basalduaruiz, a combat engineer, who has served with the division for the past 15 months. As with any Soldier fatality, Army CID and the chain of command are actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding her death. The chain of command is in contact with her family to keep them updated and provide them all releasable information. Additionally, the chain of command is also providing support and resources to her family and Troopers that served with her.

Basalduaruiz, 20, whose home of record is listed as Long Beach, California, entered the Army in July 2021 and has been assigned to 91st Engineer Battalion, 1st ABCT, 1st Cav. Div., since December 2021.

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