UTICA — A Fort Bragg soldier and his family have been found in Tennessee after they were reported missing earlier this month.
Utica Police Department spokesman Lt. Bryan Coromato said that Spc. Travis Reynolds, 25, his wife, Deanna Reynolds, 24, and their 19-month-old son, Cooper, were found in good health in Rhea County. They were also traveling with their dogs, a German shepherd and a husky.
A relative who reported the couple missing previously told police they were last seen Feb. 5 while visiting Deanna Reynolds’ family in Utica.
Coromato said the last communication the family had with Travis and Deanna was a text message on Feb. 6 stating they were headed to Niagara Falls. He said Utica police contacted Canada and were told that the family had not crossed the border.
“They kind of went dark on their own,” Coromato said. “They cut off communication with the family.”
Coromato said Travis Reynolds is stationed at Fort Bragg and lives in Fayetteville, N.C. He added that the Utica Police Department was in touch with U.S. Army officials on Fort Bragg.
The News & Observer in Raleigh, N.C. reported that a Fort Bragg official has confirmed that Reynolds left the base voluntarily and has been listed as AWOL since Jan. 17. The official also said that Reynolds is a 35F intelligence analyst with the 95th Civil Affairs Brigade, according to the News & Observer.