Fort Riley reports death of a civilian on post


A civilian died Sunday on Fort Riley.

According to a press release from the army post Monday evening, Santos Hernandez was taken to Irwin Army Community Hospital and was declared deceased at 4:15 p.m. Sunday by an IACH doctor. Special agents from the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command are investigating Hernandez’s death, and no foul play is suspected at this time.

“We are deeply saddened to learn of the death of Mr. Hernandez,” said Lt. Col. Joey Sullinger, 1st Infantry Division public affairs officer. “The 1st Inf. Div. and Fort Riley community will be there for his family throughout this difficult time.”

Hernandez is the father in law of a 1st Infantry Division soldier, according to Fort Riley.

Fort Riley said in order to protect the integrity of the investigative process, no further information will be released at this time.


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