July 5, 2020 – In Breaking News – Fox News
The remains of Spc. Vanessa Guillen, a 20-year-old Texas soldier who disappeared back in April, have been positively identified, a family lawyer confirmed Sunday.
Guillen’s remains turned up last week in a shallow grave near Fort Hood, where she’d vanished.
The discovery prompted a manhunt that ended when the suspect, Spc. Aaron Robinson, pulled a gun and shot himself as police were trying to make contact with him.
The human remains appeared Tuesday near the Leon River in Bell County, about 20 miles east of Fort Hood, in the search for Guillen.
(What happened to Vanessa Guillen is no longer in question after a confession from Cecily Aguilar. Courtesy of KHOU 11 and YouTube. Posted on Jul 2, 2020.)
Natalie Khawam, her family’s attorney, said the Army called her late last week to confirm that those remains were, in fact, Vanessa Guillen.
“We are at a loss for words. Our country has lost a beautiful young soldier. Enough is Enough!” Khawam said in a statement.
“Congress needs to pass the #IAMVANESSAGUILLEN Bill immediately so this never happens again.”
The “c,” refers to a push from Guillen’s family to pass legislation that would create a third party where military members could report sexual assault and harassment – something Guillen reportedly disclosed to her family shortly before her death.
Khawam later added, “The Army called me to confirm that the bones, hair and other remains found belong to Vanessa Guillen.”
“Today they informed the Guillen family at their home. We had the family priest there to help Mrs. Guillen with the process and grief.”
(20-year-old Spc. Vanessa Guillen was killed by another soldier on the same military installation where they served; Older sister Mayra Guillen and family attorney Natalie Khawam speak out on ‘America’s Newsroom.’ Courtesy of Fox News and YouTube. Posted on Jul 3, 2020.)
A criminal complaint released Thursday by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Texas said a civilian, 22-year-old Cecily Aguilar of Killeen, Texas, has been charged and arrested in connection with helping hide Guillen’s body.
The document accused Aguilar of helping Robinson get rid of evidence after he bludgeoned Guillen with a hammer at Fort Hood in Central Texas and later dismembered and dumped the body.
Aguilar was arrested Wednesday and was being held Thursday in the Bell County Jail in Belton, Texas, according to booking records.
(The family of a soldier who has been missing since April believes partial remains that were found in Central Texas are hers, the lawyer for her family said Wednesday, and the Army said it has identified two suspects in her disappearance. Courtesy of Bloomberg QuickTake News. Posted on Jul 2, 2020.)
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Editor’s note: Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Spc. Vanessa Guillen, and all those who served with her.
Thank you for your bravery in serving the citizens of our nation, with pride and distinction. Our hearts are heavy with your loss. You will not be forgotten.
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