Soldier who was found dead in room is identified as another body is found at the same Army installation

Pfc. Paul-Anthony Varner and his father.

On April 10, a soldier was pronounced dead after being found unresponsive in his Freedom Barracks room at Fort Meade.

This week, he was identified as 25-year-old Pfc. Paul-Anthony Varner, an intelligence analyst from San Antonio, Texas.

He was pronounced dead in his room at 10:33 a.m. following a 911 call.

“I lost my baby boy yesterday,” Varner’s father, an Iraq War veteran, wrote on April 11th. “He was a patriot, a better man than me, and a way better basketball player/athlete than I ever was. We shared the same birthday on March 9, he was 25 years old. Please pray for him and my entire family.”

On Tuesday another body was found at Fort Meade, and the Army again said there was no immediate indication of self-harm or foul play.

The man, only identified as a civilian employee was found unresponsive on the floor of his office, according to a news release.

His identity is being withheld until next of kin are notified but Fort Meade spokesperson, Shaun Herron, did state he was employed by Army Community Services.

The Army Criminal Investigation Division and Military Police are investigating the deaths.

Fort Meade is the home of the US Army Intelligence and Security Command, Defense Information Systems Agency, and the Defense Information School (DINFOS).

The Army installation is located just southeast of the Nation Security Agency.

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