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Police investigate deaths of 2 soldiers outside Georgia Army base

HINESVILLE, Ga.  — Authorities say they’re investigating the deaths of two soldiers found outside a Georgia Army base as a double homicide.

Hinesville police tell The Telegraph of Macon that the soldiers were shot to death. Their bodies were found in an apartment outside Fort Stewart.

Hinesville police Capt. J.C. Reid told the newspaper that there had been a party at the apartment Saturday night, and that both men were seen alive by friends Sunday morning. They were found dead Sunday night.

Reid said the soldiers were identified as 23-year-old Spc. Marquez S. Brown and 21-year-old Pvt. Malika D. Jackson.

Fort Stewart spokesman Kevin Larson confirmed the men were active-duty soldiers stationed at Fort Stewart, the largest Army post east of the Mississippi River. He said the Army is cooperating with local authorities.

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