Texas Man Charged with Murder in Death of Fort Hood Soldier

Pfc. Brandon Scott Rosecrans, 27, was killed in May by a 28-year-old man from Killeen, Texas, according to police.
Pfc. Brandon Scott Rosecrans, 27, was killed in May by a 28-year-old man from Killeen, Texas, according to police. Rosecrans served as a quartermaster and chemical equipment repairer with the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division. He had been with the unit since November 2018. (Courtesy of the U.S. Army)

August 9, 2020 – In Breaking News – NEW YORK POST

A 28-year old man has been charged with murder nearly three months after the body of US Army Pfc. Brandon Rosecrans of Fort Hood was found on the side of the road in Harker Heights, Texas.

An arrest warrant for Brandon Michael Olivares in connection with the shooting death of the 27-year-old soldier was issued Wednesday, Harker Heights police said.

Olivares was already in custody at the Bell County Jail on unrelated charges.

Jail records indicate Olivares was arrested earlier in June and charged with third-degree felony possession of a firearm and a parole violation.

(Brandon Michael Olivares was charged with the murder of Brandon Rosecrans and had a bond set at $1 million. Courtesy of KCENNews and YouTube. Posted on Aug 6, 2020.)

Olivares’ bail is set at $1 million.

Police found Rosecrans’ body on Fuller Lane on May 18. His abandoned Jeep Renegade was discovered on fire about four miles away.

Olivares and Rosecrans were driving in Rosecran’s SUV when Olivares shot him and left his body on a secluded road near Stillhouse Hollow Lake in Harker Heights, about 11 miles from Fort Hood, according to a police affidavit, ABC 13 reported.

No details about a possible motive have been released.

“The arrest just gave us even more questions,” Thomas Berg, Rosecrans’ father, said, according to the Statesman.

“We do know there are other warrants that will follow.”

Rosecrans’ death is one in a string of at least seven suspicious deaths and disappearances of soldiers stationed at Fort Hood in the last five months.

(Another fort hood soldier found dead. Courtesy of 25 News KXXV and YouTube. Posted on jul 21, 2020.)

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Editor’s note: Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Pfc. Brandon Rosecrans.

Thank you for your bravery in serving the citizens of our Nation with pride and distinction. Our hearts are heavy with your loss. You will not be forgotten.

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