1 suspect in custody, 1 dead after committing suicide following search for Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen: Officials

FORT HOOD, Texas – Police said a person wanted in connection to the disappearance of Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound Wednesday morning.

Police said on Tuesday, they were told that a person of interest in the disappearance of Guillen had left the base and was inside the city of Killeen. Police say they learned the suspect’s location but did not disclose from whom.

Officers located him close to 1 a.m. in the 4700 block of East Rancier Avenue. Officers said as they tried to make contact with him, he shot himself. The man died from his injuries.

Police said the suspect was an active-duty soldier whose name is being withheld at this time.

Posted by Killeen Police Department on Wednesday, July 1, 2020

According to the United States Army, another suspect in the case is the estranged wife of a former Fort Hood soldier and is currently in custody in the Bell County Jail awaiting charges by authorities.

Positive identification of the remains that are believed to be Guillen’s is pending.

“We have made significant progress in this tragic situation and are doing everything possible to get to the truth and bring answers to the family of Pfc. Vanessa Guillen,” said Chris Grey, the spokesman for Army CID.

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