Two Fort Stewart soldiers found dead in Hinesville home

Police in Hinesville, Ga., discovered two men dead Sunday after an anonymous tip reported their location.

Captain Chris Reid says officers were called to a town home in the 100 block of Rebecca Street Sunday night. The anonymous caller said two men were dead inside.

According to the Liberty County Coroner, Reginald Pierce, the bodies have been identified as 21-year-old Malika Jackson and 23-year-old Marquez Brown of Macon, Ga.

While police spokesmen would not comment further on the possibility the dead men were military, Kevin Larson, a Fort Stewart spokesperson, confirmed that both of deceased were soldiers assigned to Fort Stewart. Police did say the deaths did not appear to be natural.

Hinesville is 15 minutes away from Fort Stewart, an Army post covering 280,000 acres. It’s the largest military installation in the Eastern United States.

The bodies of the soldiers were taken to the GBI Crime Lab in Savannah, Ga where further investigations will take place.

Larson, the Fort Stewart spokesman, expressed condolences “to the friends and family of the two soldiers.”