Human remains believed to be Vanessa Guillen’s was found on Tuesday after her death which was a result of sexual harassment in the military. Guillen’s The attorney says.
Vanessa Guillen, 20, has been missing since April. She was last seen in the parking lot of her barracks at the post on April 22, wearing a black T-shirt.
The Army’s Criminal Investigative Division (CID) announced that partial human remains had been discovered near the Leon River during the search for Guillen.
The Army CID said in a statement that “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. Due to the ongoing criminal investigation, no further information will be released at this time.”
A man wanted in connection to Vanessa Guillen CID investigation fatally shot himself, according to Killeen police.
“At approximately 1:29 a.m., officers located the suspect in the 4700 block of East Rancier Avenue. As officers attempted to make contact with the suspect, the suspect displayed a weapon and discharged it towards himself,” police officials said in a statement on Facebook.
An attorney representing the soldier’s family said her clients were heartbroken and continue to call for the truth about the soldier’s disappearance.
“Our hearts are broken. We feel pain, frustration and devastation. This shouldn’t have happened. We demand a congressional investigation. We demand the truth,” attorney Natalie Khawam told CNN in a statement. “If this could happen to Vanessa, this can happen to any one of our sisters, daughters and mothers.”
Before Guillen went missing, she had told her family that she was being sexually harassed by one of her sergeants at Fort Hood.
Vanessa Guillen’s mother threatens to shut down Forthood’s base if her daughter isn’t found alive.