Remains Found During Search For Missing Fort Hood Private
Army CID officials report that human remains have been found in the search for Vanessa Guillen, and emphasized that they have not confirmed the identity of the deceased.
Brandon Hamilton with our partners at News 10 reports that U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command agents were acting on a tip from a resident who noticed a foul odor when they searched an area of interest near the Leon River. In a statement, CID Chief of Public Affairs Chris Grey described the finding as "partial remains", and said the identification process will take time.
Again, investigators have not identified the remains. However, Texas Equusearch founder Tim Miller reportedly told our partners at News 10 "the search is over" as he left the scene.
Guillen has been missing since Wednesday, April 22, when she was last seen in the parking lot of her 3rd Cavalry Regiment Engineer Squadron Headquarters. Her belongings and her wallet were found in the armory room where she had been working.
Following a recent visit to Fort Hood, Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia announced that foul play is suspected in Guillen's disappearance. She did not elaborate.
According to an attorney for Guillen's family, Venessa confided in her family that she'd been sexually harassed, but feared reprisal if she reported it.
The Army CID is currently offering a $25,000 reward for credible information leading to Guillen's whereabouts. If you know anything that could be helpful to investigators, please call the Army CID at (254) 287-2722 or the Military Police Desk at (254) 288-1170. You can also submit information at cid.army.mil/report-a-crime.html. You do not have to give the CID your name.