Because the determined search continues for lacking Fort Hood soldier, Vanessa Guillen, her mom is hoping confidential data her daughter shared along with her will result in solutions.
As CrimeOnline beforehand reported, Guillen, 20 was reportedly final seen on April 22 at round 1 p.m. on the parking zone of the Regimental Engineer Squadron Headquarters, third Cavalry Regiment, in Fort Hood, Texas. Guillen left behind her automobile keys, barracks room key, identification card, and pockets within the Arms room, the place she works.
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Regardless of exhaustive searches between relations, volunteers, and troopers, Guillen continues to be lacking, and her household says navy investigators usually are not offering particulars into the investigation.
CrimeOnline spoke with Guillen’s mom, Gloria Guillen, who stated that her daughter confided in her earlier than she disappeared. Guillen apparently didn’t really feel protected at Fort Hood, partially resulting from a sergeant who Guillen stated had been sexually harassing her.
“[Guillen] stated it was stalking and verbal harassment. He would take a look at her some sort of approach that will make any lady really feel uncomfortable,” Gloria Guillen, who speaks Spanish, stated by means of her daughter, Mayra Guillen, who translated on her behalf.
Guillen advised her mom that the unnamed sergeant would additionally comply with her when she went jogging, one thing she did routinely to remain lively. Gloria pushed for the sergeant’s title and needed to report the incident however held off when Guillen promised her she would deal with it. Just a few weeks later, Guillen disappeared.
Guillen additionally advised her mom that felt that the bottom was “evil,” and had hassle sleeping at night time, one thing that by no means occurred to her earlier than. Guillen’s worry on the base was one of many causes she didn’t need her mom to report the sergeant. She felt getting her mom too concerned would result in hassle for Gloria.
“She [Guillen] advised her [Gloria] she needed to deal with it. Properly, now take a look at occurred,” Mayra Guillen added, referencing her sister’s disappearance.
Gloria added that she doesn’t belief the navy investigators assigned to the case, who’ve allegedly refused to reply her questions.
“I really feel there’s a break in belief as a result of me being her mom, I need to know, however they refuse to offer me any particulars as a result of it’s an ongoing investigation. What I don’t perceive is how some data nonetheless reaches me however by phrase of mouth by troopers. It’s not truthful that they know and I don’t.”
Gloria is now pushing for the case to be given “totally to the FBI.” At the moment, the Military Legal Investigation Command leads the investigation.
“It’s lengthy nights of agony and unhappiness to assume that she’s struggling a lot being evaded her household,” Gloria added.
The place is Vanessa Guillen?
Mayra, who visited her sister twice at Fort Hood earlier than she vanished, beforehand advised CrimeOnline’s Nancy Grace that she needed to undergo a safety gate and customer’s middle earlier than she might enter the bottom. She additionally needed to bear a background verify and supply fingerprints. She stated that her automobile was inspected every time for added passengers.
Whereas it’s unclear if any further guests met Guillen on base earlier than she vanished, Mayra stated there must be a document of tourists who enter Fort Hood.
Fort Hood spokesperson Tom Rheinlander beforehand stated in a press release that round 500 troopers from the third Cavalry Regiment had looked for Guillen all through the bottom. Search groups finally turned smaller as teams fashioned to look focused areas.
Rheinlander reportedly claimed that the Military CID was involved with the household and saved them knowledgeable in regards to the investigation. He admitted that because the case is ongoing, nevertheless, that officers haven’t launched plenty of data, to “safeguard the method,” in keeping with Stripes.
Guillen, who was born and raised within the Houston space, is described as a Hispanic feminine who stands 5 ft 2 inches tall, weighs 126 kilos, and has black hair and brown eyes. She has three tattoos: a cross with a flower and a flower, each on her left arm, and a mountain on her higher left shoulder. She additionally has a mole on the left aspect of her chin.
An eyewitness reportedly noticed Vanessa close to her barracks on the day she disappeared. She was sporting black Nike footwear, a black Nike shirt and purple leggings.
Members of the family stated that Guillen not solely beloved to jog however has all the time been avid about sports activities and studying. She graduated within the high 15% of her highschool class, the place she performed soccer and remained lively with different bodily actions.
Guillen had all the time dreamed of serving and defending her nation.
The U.S. Military CID is providing a reward of as much as $15,000 for credible suggestions that result in Guillen. Anybody with any data on the lacking soldier’s whereabouts is urged to contact the Military CID Particular Brokers at 254-495-7767 or the Army Police Desk at 254-287-4001.
In the meantime, the household created a GoFundMe web page to assist elevate cash to rent a non-public investigator.
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[Feature Photo: Vanessa Guillen/Handout]