Vanessa Guillen Remains Identified By Army Investigators, Lawyer Says

Clay Curtis
July 6, 2020

Remains found last week buried near Fort Hood belong to Spc.

Guillen, 20, disappeared at Fort Hood in April.

According to the AP, federal investigators said that Guillen was killed and dismembered by a fellow soldier.

The Army Criminal Investigation Division has yet to independently confirm the identification.

Investigators were unable to use dental records to identify Guillen because of the state of her remains and instead used DNA from bone and hair samples, Khawam said.

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Khawam said Sunday that military sexual harassment is "epidemic" and demands attention from Congress. Aaron David Robinson, who shot himself Wednesday after being confronted by investigators, according to the Killeen Police Department.

The second suspect, Cecily Aguilar, 22, has been identified in court documents as Robinson's girlfriend. A criminal complaint filed by an FBI investigator in U.S. District Court says that Robinson bludgeoned Guillen to death with a hammer in Fort Hood, then drove her body in a plastic box off base to a burial site near the Leon River. From their text conversations, Mayra Guillen said she believed her sister was afraid during her time at Fort Hood. The Army has not publicly confirmed that motive. However, Robinson told authorities Guillen wanted to report him having a relationship with a married woman, something the Guillen family disputes.

"As a woman, and a student at UWM I feel unsafe knowing that we have professors who think the sexual assault of women serving in the military is justified", Cruz wrote.

Guillen's family is calling for a congressional investigation into Guillen's death. Vanessa Guillen on Sunday, according to Guillen family attorney Natalie Khawam.

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