Sewell’s family told Fort Hood officials Sunday evening she is safe and with extended family, the release states.
“Pfc. Sewell is a valued member of our team, and our number one priority is ensuring her safe return. We are in regular contact with her family and will provide any assistance she and her family may need to return to Fort Hood,” said Lt. Col. Octavia Davis, commander of Regimental Support Squadron, 3d Cavalry Regiment.
Sewell had last been seen leaving her barracks around 4 p.m. (5 p.m. ET) on October 7, according to Fort Hood officials. She failed to report to work that day, and her family was unable to get in touch with her.
No other information is being released at this time, officials said. They said last week the initial investigation showed “Sewell left for unknown reasons on her own accord.”
The main suspect in her disappearance, another soldier, killed himself as investigators confronted him.