Ten weeks after Vanessa Guillen vanished from Fort Hood Army base in Texas, authorities are investigating the discovery of human remains found in a field. Officers were called to the field on Saturday afternoon after a citizen spotted the remains in Killeen, TX. According to the U.S. Criminal Investigation Command (CID), the remains have not yet been identified.
“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,” CID Chief of Public Affairs, Chris Grey told Refinery29 in a statement.
According to Grey, after receiving additional information, agencies discovered “partial human remains” from a forensic anthropologist’s analysis. Grey confirmed that Army CID agents were on the scene with Texas Rangers, the FBI, and Bell County Sheriff’s Department. “No confirmation as to the identity of the remains has been made at this point and we ask for the media and public’s understanding that the identification process can take time,” Grey continued. Refinery29 also reached out to the Bell County Sheriff’s Department and the Killeen Police Department for comment.
A press release from Fort Hood issued on April 27 says that Guillen was last seen on April 22 at 1 p.m. in a parking lot at squadron headquarters in Fort Hood. She worked as an Army Private First Class specializing in small arms and artillery repair. Her car keys, barracks room key, identification card, and wallet were later found in the armory room where she worked earlier that day. Her phone remains missing, reports CBS News. Investigators suspect foul play.
“The facts aren’t good. I don’t like them,” Natalie Khawam, Guillen’s family’s attorney told ABC News on June …read more