Unidentified remains found in search of missing soldier Vanessa Guillen


Investigators in the search for missing people from Fort Hood, Texas, soldier Vanessa Guillen have unearthed human remains near the Leon River, authorities say.

The rest, which will undergo an identification process, were found near the location where an earlier search was carried out on June 22, officials with the Army Criminal Investigation Division said.

“After receiving the additional information, the officers discovered what was described as partial human remains after analysis from a forensic anthropologist,” said CID Chief Public Affairs Chris Gris.

“Due to the ongoing criminal investigation, no further information will be released at this time,” Gray said.

The discovery came the same day the family’s Guillen announced that they were looking for a congressional investigation into the 20 years of his disappearance.

Guillen was last seen in the parking lot of his headquarters Squadron Engineer Regiment at Fort Hood Military Base on April 22, and has not been heard from since.

“Due to the lack of response, security, respect, responsibility and at Fort Hood, we are asking for a Congressional Investigation to be done,” Guillen family lawyer Natalie Khawam wrote in the Facebook post Tuesday. “It is really disappointing how Fort Hood Military Base, a military base, did not give the family Vanessa the answers. ”

Khawam and Guillen’s family said that Guillen complained to the victim’s family members of the sexual harassment on the basis, but never filed a complaint for fear of reprisal.

“At this point, investigators have no credible information or report that Vanessa Guillen has been sexually assaulted” military officials said in an earlier statement.

Khawam said she plans to introduce a law to protect U.S. military soldiers from sexual harassment and sexual assault, with an announcement expected at a press conference at the US Capitol in Washington, DC , Thursday at noon.

“Our soldiers deserve to be respected and safe while being on duty,” wrote Khawam on Facebook. “Those soldiers put their lives on the line for the United States, however, the same military families fail to respect mentally, physically or sexually … Our soldiers need to feel and be safe while on duty. ”

Guillen’s disappearance is eight months after the disappearance of Fort Hood Pvt Grégoire Wedel-Morales, whose body was discovered near the base and positively identified on June 19. Although the autopsy results are pending from Wedel-Morales, officials have said they suspect his death is the result of foul play.

Military officials told Houston ABC of the KTRK station on June 23 that they suspect foul play in Guillen’s disappearance.

The CID and The League of the Latin American Organization, each of which offers a reward of up to $ 25,000 for information leading to Guillen where he is located.


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