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Missing Fort Bliss soldier found dead in desert

Spc. Riley Gast

A soldier from Fort Bliss was found dead in the desert Friday night, according to the El Paso County Sheriff's Office.

Military and local law-enforcement agencies reported that Specialist Riley Gast, 22 disappeared on Monday.

His body was found in the desert in El Paso County. No foul play is suspected, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Gast was last seen in the laundry room of Bldg. 20645 on Fort Bliss. His vehicle is a 2008 white Toyota Tacoma with a San Francisco 49ers logo on the back window.

The investigation continues.

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