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US Human remains found in Texas amid search for missing soldier

03:50  01 july  2020
03:50  01 july  2020 Source:   nbcnews.com

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Amid the search for Guillen, police have found other remains . Earlier this month, police found the remains of Morales' remains were found in a field near Fort Hood, where he was also stationed. Texas Rep. Sylvia Garcia recently confirmed that the army is suspicious of Guillen's disappearance

The US Army announced that partial human remains were found in an area currently being investigated in the search for US Army Pfc. Vanessa Guillen, the missing soldier stationed in Ft. Hood, Texas . It was unclear whose remains were found , the US Army Criminal Investigation

Partial human remains, which have not been identified, have been found during the search in Texas for missing Army soldier Vanessa Guillen, the military said Tuesday.

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Guillen, 20, a private first class, was last seen April 22, and the Army believes “foul play” is involved in her disappearance, officials have said.

"After receiving additional information, agents have discovered what has been described as partial human remains after analysis from a forensic anthropologist," the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation, known as CID, said in a statement.

Agents had returned to "an area of interest" close to the Leon River in Bell County when they made the discovery, according to the agency.

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Unidentified remains were found within walking distance of the location where another missing soldier ’s remains were found last week, as authorities continue the search for another soldier . Coronavirus concerns grow in Texas .

The remains were found amid an ongoing search for Vanessa Guillen, a solider from Fort Hood who went missing on April 22. Within walking distance of where the remains were found , investigators uncovered the remains of soldier Gregory Wedel-Morales on June 19. Detectives with Killeen Police

a young boy wearing a uniform: Vanessa Guillen (United States Army) © United States Army Vanessa Guillen (United States Army)

The CID, the Army's primary criminal investigative organization, said that the identification process can take time.

Guillen was last seen at a parking lot at Fort Hood, Texas, where she was stationed, in late April. Officials said “her car keys, barracks room key, identification card and wallet” were found in the armory room where she was working the day she disappeared.

Actress Salma Hayek, U.S. Rep. Sylvia García, D-Texas, and Texas state Sen. Carol Alvarado are among those who joined an effort to keep public attention on the case. Guillen's family also organized rallies outside Fort Hood.

Garcia said last week that the Army was "convinced now that there is foul play involved" in the case.

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Human remains have been found during the search for a missing Fort Hood soldier who is from Houston. “We found evidence last week in the area near the shallow grave that the remains were found in ,” said Tim Miller with Texas Equusearch.

Human remains were found as authorities continue their search for a missing soldier . This all comes one week after the missing remains of a soldier were found in the same area.

Officials said on June 18 that the military launched an investigation into allegations that the missing soldier was sexually harassed.

Military officials have said that investigators had found no credible evidence that she had been sexually assaulted and that they had not found evidence linking her case to another missing Fort Hood soldier.

The Army CID said in Tuesday's statement that its agents were on scene with the Texas Rangers, the FBI and Bell County Sheriff's Department.

Part of Fort Hood is located in Bell County, which encompasses an area largely east of the facility.

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Under the hashtag #IamVanessaGuillen, users are calling for justice and an end to what her family and advocates say is an "epidemic" of sexual violence.Under the hashtag #IamVanessaGuillen, users are calling for justice for Guillén, and an end to what her family and advocates say is an "epidemic" of sexual violence in the armed services.

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