US Army offering $15,000 reward for information leading to missing Fort Hood soldier from Houston

Pfc. Vanessa Guillen, a 20- year-old Soldier stationed at Fort Hood, Texas, was last at 1 p.m. on seen on April 22 in the parking lot of her Regimental Engineer Squadron Headquarters, officials say. (III Corps and Fort Hood)

The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command is offering a reward of up to $15,000 for information leading to the whereabouts of Pfc. Vanessa Guillen, NBC DFW reports

Fort Hood officials and Special Agents from the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command are asking for the public’s help in locating the missing soldier.

Guillen, a 20-year-old soldier stationed at Fort Hood, was last seen at 1 p.m. on April 22 in the parking lot of her Regimental Engineer Squadron Headquarters, officials say.

According to officials, Guillen’s personal items, including her car keys, were later found in the armory room where she was working earlier in the day.

Her cell phone was the only item never found, her sister Mayra Guillen told NBC DFW.

Guillen’s sister said she suspected something was wrong when her sister texted her “I’m going in to work” about 9 a.m. Wednesday, but did not respond to later messages, NBC DFW reports.

Guillen is of Hispanic descent, 5 feet 3 inches tall, and weighs 126 pounds. She has black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a black t-shirt.

Guillen has three tattoos on her left arm.

According to NBC DFW, Guillen graduated from Chavez High School in Houston two years ago and enlisted in the Army. She went to boot camp in South Carolina and was stationed in Virginia before moving to Fort Hood.

A Be on the Lookout (BOLO) notice has been issued by Fort Hood Military Police issued.

Officials say an extensive search is underway by military members, as well as civilian and military police.

Officials ask that anyone with information contact Army CID Special Agents by calling (254) 495-7767 or the Military Police Desk at (254) 287-4001.

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