Louisiana National Guardsman found dead at Texas base

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BATON ROUGE, La. (WDSU) — A Louisiana soldier was found dead at a Texas military base, according to the Louisiana National Guard.

The soldier from the Louisiana Army National Guard’s 39th Military Police Company, 139th Regional Support Group was found dead in his room at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston on Sunday, according to the Louisiana National Guard.

Sgt. Kelvonta K. Ellis, 22, is from Westlake, Louisiana. He served five years in the Louisiana Army National Guard as a Military Police Noncommissioned Officer, according to the Louisiana National Guard.

While assigned to the LANG, Ellis was attached to U.S. Army South at Fort Sam Houston, Joint Base San Antonio, Texas.

He is survived by his mother.

The incident is under investigation by U.S. Air Force Security Forces and U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command.

By: WDSU Digital Team

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