Army launches investigation into the mysterious death of a female soldier, 23, on a military base in Georgia
- Sgt. Rachel McKay, 23, was found dead in her room in Fort Gordon on April 8
- The army's crime investigation department is now investigating the case
- McKay had only recently arrived at the military base after completing Basic Combat Training in South Carolina
- Her body was returned on Monday to her home state of Massachusetts, with the governor of the state ordering flags to fly half-mast this coming Thursday
The US Army investigates the mysterious death of a female soldier on a military base in Augusta, Georgia.
Sgt. Rachel McKay, 23, was found dead on April 8 in her room at Fort Gordon, with a spokesperson saying Sunday that the military's judicial investigations department is investigating the case.
McKay, originally from Marblehead, Massachusetts, had just completed her recent basic combat training in South Carolina & Fort Jackson, according to her obituary.
Sgt. Rachel McKay, 23, was found dead on April 8 in Fort Gordon. The US Army is now investigating her sudden death
McKay was found dead in her room at the military base, which has a workforce of more than 4,600 civilians and 12,000 soldiers
On Monday, McKay & # 39; s body was transported back to Massachusetts, with her father going to Twitter to share a heartbreaking image of her remains being released from an airplane.
The governor of the state, Charlie Baker, has ordered Thursday to fly with half staff when the young sergeant will be brought to rest.
McKay graduated from William Smith College last May, where she has built a reputation as an accomplished sportswoman.
She played as an attacker in the Women & # 39; s Ice Hockey Team and was a member of the Women & # 39; s Golf Team.
Her athletic ability has made her sudden death all the more mysterious to ruined friends and family.
On Monday, McKay & # 39; s body was transported back to Massachusetts, her father going to Twitter to share a heartbreaking image of her remains being released from an airplane
McKay was an accomplished sportswoman who played on the Women's Ice Hockey Team during William Smith College
McKay & # 39; s father David first broke the news of her death on social media on April 9 and wrote: & # 39; Our lovely beautiful daughter Rachel died yesterday at Army Base Fort Gordon. She was our inspiration, our pride and our joy. We are now deeply in despair … & # 39;
Fort Gordon is home to the Signal Corps and Signal Center of the US Army and has a workforce of more than 4,600 civilians and 12,000 soldiers.
Originally established in 1941, the base is located on 56,000 hectares of land.
Originally established in 1941, Fort Gordon (photo) is set over 56,000 acres of land
McKay is laid out in Massachusetts on Thursday