Family of four killed at Fort Stewart identified, early investigation indicates a ‘domestic’ incident

Published: Nov. 15, 2023 at 7:57 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 17, 2023 at 4:44 PM EST
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FORT STEWART, Ga. (WTOC) - A family of four was found dead at their on-post home at Fort Stewart on Wednesday, Nov. 15.

According to the Public Affairs Office, Staff Sgt. Meiziaha T. Cooper, Desmond Cooper and their children, 4 and 9 years old, were found dead inside the home after a welfare check was requested by the soldier’s unit.

Police arrived at the home at approximately 2 p.m. Law enforcement found the family unresponsive in the home upon making entry.

The individuals were pronounced dead at approximately 5:30 p.m.

The initial investigation indicates that this incident is domestic in nature, according to the Public Affairs Office.

Staff Sgt. Cooper joined the Army in October 2012 and she served as a culinary noncommissioned officer. Her awards included four Army Commendation Medals and six Army Achievement Medals.

The investigation is still ongoing.