Hayden Harris Wiki – Hayden Harris Biography
Hayden Harris was found shot to death on Ross Road in Suss*x County. A fellow Army soldier is the prime suspect in his murder and was detained, authorities revealed. Harris joined the Army in March 2019 and was assigned to Fort Drum in July 2019. Harris, was promoted to the rank of Corporal upon his death and received the Army Commendation Medal, Army officials said.
Haris was reported missing from Fort Drum, New York state, he was found dead in a wooded area on Saturday, December 19, in New Jersey. Corporal Hayden Harris, 20, was found shot to death on Ross Road in Sussex County. A fellow Army soldier is the prime suspect in his murder and was detained, authorities revealed.
Hayden Harris Age
Hayden Harris was 20 years old.
He leaves behind his mother, father and sister, Army officials said.
Cause of death
Harris’s body was found in a wooded area in a cul-de-sac on Ross Road in Byram Township, according to Suss*x County First Deputy District Attorney Gregory Mueller. According to the Observer-Dispatch, Mueller said Harris was meeting fellow soldier Jamaal Mellish, 23, in nearby Watertown, New York, for “some kind of vehicle swap,” but that there may have been a discussion between them. Mellish is believed to “kidnap” Harris and take him to the New York City area and eventually the entire state, Mueller said. A minor was in the vehicle, but authorities have not disclosed her identity or role. Harris’s body was later found by police after members of the Byram Township Fire Department found blood, a pair of shoes and paperwork on Ross Road.
“We are devastated,” Brigadier General Brett Funck, acting senior commander for Fort Drum and the 10th Mountain Division, said in a statement announcing Harris’s death. “It was well known here that Cpl. Harris was a great soldier, and we shared our pain with his friends and family. His death is a tremendous loss to his loved ones, this division and our nation, ”Funck said in the statement. Harris was last heard sometime on Thursday night and Friday morning (December 18), according to the official statement.
Brig Gen Funck had updated the information about his death on Facebook saying: “Corporal Harris has been found deceased and the investigation is ongoing. We thank everyone who shared his photo or said a prayer for his safe return, and we ask that you continue to tell the story of this great Soldier and keep his family in your thoughts and prayers, as we will.
The alleged murderer in his case is being held by New York authorities. He is expected to face extradition to New Jersey after charges are filed in Suss*x County, according to the report.