FORT HOOD, Texas – Through a sustained and combined effort from Fort Hood leadership, Family members, Directorate of Emergency Services personnel, San Antonio Police, Texas Department of Public Safety, Killeen Police and other agencies, Spc. Abram Salas II was returned safely to his unit July 3.

Salas, assigned to the Fort Hood Garrison here, went missing June 23, when he failed to report for duty.

“We are relieved with the positive outcome of this incident. I would like to thank Specialist Salas’ family for their assistance in this matter. Their productive engagement was decisive,” said Col. Chad R. Foster, commander of the U.S. Army Garrison – Fort Hood.

Fort Hood’s Department of Emergency Services led the coordinated effort to locate and return Salas safely to Fort Hood. Initial investigation appeared that Salas left for unknown reasons on his own accord and reliable credible information led to him being located in the San Antonio area. The investigation continues into the details of his disappearance.

Fort Hood officials continue to communicate with Salas’ family and friends.

Fort Hood officials are respecting the family’s privacy and will not provide any additional information at this time.