US Search for Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen turns up human remains nearby; investigators pursue ID

03:15  01 july  2020
03:15  01 july  2020 Source:   foxnews.com

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A body has reportedly been found near where Vanessa Guillen disappearedCredit: Refer to Caption. Amid the search for Guillen , police have found other remains . Earlier this month, police found the remains of 24-year-old Pvt Gregory Scott Morales. Morales' remains were found in a field near Fort

Volunteers and law enforcement investigators including the FBI have scoured fields and a river near the base since Guillen 's disappearance. Guillen is the second soldier to go missing at Fort Hood in recent months. Gregory Wedel-Morales disappeared in August 2019, and his remains were recently

Army officials said Tuesday that human remains found during the search for the Fort Hood soldier missing since April has led them back to an area near the sprawling military installation in Texas.

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The Army Criminal Investigation Command (CID) said the remains were found near the Leon River, just 25 miles from the base in Killeen, where a search for Pfc. Vanessa Guillen was conducted last week, the Killeen Daily Herald reported.

“Due to extensive investigative work conducted by Special Agents from the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, agents have returned to an area of interest close to the Leon River, Bell County, Texas, for more investigative work in the search for PFC Vanessa Guillen," a CID statement read.

US Army suspects 'foul play' was involved in the disappearance of Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen

  US Army suspects 'foul play' was involved in the disappearance of Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen, 20, was last seen around noon on April 22 on the Texas Army base.García, a Democrats who represents Texas's 29th congressional district, spoke at a Fort Hood press conference on Tuesday, saying the Army is "convinced now that there is foul play involved and they are following all the leads they can.

Vanessa Guillen , the missing soldier stationed in Ft . Hood , Texas. It was unclear whose remains Army investigators said they found the partial human remains after they "returned to an area of Democratic Rep. Sylvia García, a House lawmaker who represents Guillen 's district, said last week

Guillen was last seen at the Fort Hood Army Base on April 22 and left behind her car keys, identification card and wallet. Over the weekend, a volunteer group participating in the search for Guillen discovered human remains in Corywell County, not far from the location where the remains

Guillen, a Houston native, was last seen April 22. Her car keys, ID, wallet and barracks room key were found in the armory room of her Regimental Engineer Squadron Headquarters, 3rd Cavalry Regiment, where she worked a day earlier.

Volunteers, the FBI, soldiers and law enforcement agencies have combed areas near Fort Hood since her disappearance. Her family suspects foul play and has accused Army investigators of not doing enough to find her.

'Unidentified' remains found near area where soldier's remains discovered, sources say

  'Unidentified' remains found near area where soldier's remains discovered, sources say 'Unidentified' remains found near area where soldier's remains discovered, sources sayAt 1:33 pm, officers were called to the 3400 block of Florence Road for an area check after people say they spotted remains while in the area.

Authorities are searching for a missing soldier stationed at Fort Hood who hasn't been seen since Wednesday.

FORT HOOD , Texas – Human remains have been found during the search for a missing Fort Hood soldier who is from Houston. Chris Grey, public affairs chief for the military’s Criminal Investigation Command, confirmed to KPRC 2 on Tuesday that investigators looking into the disappearance of Pfc.

In a statement earlier this month, the CID said it is "committed to finding Vanessa" and was "aggressively going after every single piece of credible information" in its investigation.

Natalie Khawam, the attorney for Guillen's family, said the 20-year-old had been subjected to sexual harassment, including one alleged incident where a supervisor walked in on her showering. Guillen's family maintains she raised the allegations before she went missing.


The Army said it will look into the claims, Khawam told Fox News. Calls and emails to CID were not immediately returned.

The Army is offering a $25,000 reward for information about Guillen's whereabouts.

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LULAC president urges Latinas not to join the military after disappearance of Fort Hood soldier .
Domingo Garcia, the president of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), said he is urging Latinas not to join the U.S. military after the disappearance of Vanessa Guillen, a U.S. soldier stationed in Texas who went missing in April. Guillen, a 20-year-old from Houston, was stationed in Fort Hood, Texas when she went missing. Her family and their attorney said the military dragged its feet on the investigation, which only resulted in the arrest of the suspect this week.

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