Garcia: Investigators believe foul play may be involved in Vanessa Guillen’s disappearance

Foul play suspected in disappearance of Vanessa Guillen
Foul play suspected in disappearance of Vanessa Guillen

FORT HOOD, Texas – U.S. Rep. Sylvia Garcia (D-Houston) said Tuesday that investigators believe foul play may be involved in the disappearance of a missing Fort Hood soldier who is from Houston.

Garcia spoke outside Fort Hood after a meeting with leaders at the base about the search for Guillen, who is assigned to the 3rd Cavalry Regiment.

Garcia said investigators did not reveal why they believe Guillen’s disappearance on April 22, when she was last seen in the parking lot of her regimental engineer squadron headquarters.

A lawyer representing the family said there were lots of gaps in the information that was provided to the family regarding Guillen’s movements on the day she went missing.

Guillen’s mother made an emotional plea for help to find her daughter. She said she doesn’t trust the military, and she needs outside support to ramp up the search.

Last week, officials said they were launching an investigation into allegations that Guillen was sexually harassed before her disappearance.

A reward of $50,000 is being offered for information in Guillen’s disappearance.

You can watch a replay of Garcia’s news conference below.

Update on search for Pfc. Vanessa Guillen

Officials speak about search for missing Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen.

Posted by KPRC2 / Click2Houston on Tuesday, June 23, 2020

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