20-Year-Old Fort Drum Soldier Found Dead in New Jersey After Being Reported Missing

Cpl. Hayden Harris / US Army Criminal Investigation Command

A soldier who was reported missing from Fort Drum was found dead in a wooded area in New Jersey on Saturday, according to officials and a report.

Army Cpl. Hayden Harris, 20, was found shot to death off Ross Road in Sussex County — and a fellow soldier suspected in his killing was taken into custody, Sussex County First Assistant Prosecutor Gregory Mueller told NJ.com.

“We are devastated,” Brig. Gen. Brett Funck, acting senior commander for Fort Drum and the 10th Mountain Division, said in a statement announcing Harris’ death.

“It was well known here that Cpl. Harris was a great Soldier, and as we share our grief with his friends and family. His death is a tremendous loss for his loved ones, this division and our nation,” Funck said in the statement.

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SOURCE: New York Post, Kenneth Garger