25-year-old Army sergeant found dead in North Pole home

A Ft. Wainwright-based soldier was found dead at his home in North Pole. U.S. Army Alaska reports that 25-year-old Sergeant Jorden Thomas Williams’ body was discovered by Alaska State Troopers conducting a welfare check Wednesday at the request of Williams’ family in the Lower 48. U.S. Army Alaska spokesman John Pennell says authorities are not releasing any additional information about the case, pending findings of an autopsy.

“We’re waiting for results form the state medical examiner’s report into the cause of death,” Pennell said.

Sergeant Williams joined the Army in Ohio in 2013, and was assigned to Ft. Wainwright in 2014. Williams was a dog handler who deployed to Qatar and Afghanistan, and had been awarded several medals for his service.