The Army is investigating the matter. They are looking into if drugs or alcohol were involved. Just the girls being in the barracks at 3:30 a.m. is a breach of the barracks visitation policies. Violations where civilians are on the bases are a serious security concern. Civilians are supposed to be tracked when they enter the base and when they take leave.
The names of the girls are not being released because of their age. A fort Lewis soldier who knew the two has been questioned. No arrests have been filed at this time.
The Army waited to release information about the incident until Monday in order to notify the families of the girls. Piek also stated that the death took place on a holiday weekend.