2 soldiers found dead in Georgia apartment near Army post

Georgia

HINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Police in southeast Georgia are investigating after two soldiers were found dead in an apartment outside Fort Stewart.

Hinesville police Capt. James C. Reid says Tuesday an anonymous tip made to a police department in another city led officers to the bodies late Sunday.

Reid says both soldiers were shot to death.

He says there had been a party at the apartment Saturday night, and that both men were seen alive by friends Sunday morning. They were found dead Sunday night.

Reid says the soldiers were identified as 23-year-old Spc. Marquez S. Brown and 21-year-old Pvt. Malika D. Jackson. He says autopsies were scheduled to be performed Tuesday.

Fort Stewart spokesman Kevin Larson confirms the men were active-duty soldiers stationed at Fort Stewart, the largest Army post east of the Mississippi River. He says the Army is cooperating with local authorities.

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