HOUSTON – Officials identified two suspects tied to Fort Hood solider Vanessa Guillen’s disappearance Thursday evening.
Cecily Aguilar, 22, is charged in connection with the disappearance of Guillen. Aguilar is charged with one count of conspiracy to tamper with evidence, according to the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Texas. U.S. Army Specialist Aaron Robinson, 20, who officials say committed suicide earlier this week, is accused of killing Guillen. Officials said Aguilar is Robinson’s estranged wife.
According to Aguilar, Robinson killed Guillen “by striking her in the head with a hammer while on Ft. Hood on April 22.”
Investigators say Aguilar told them Robinson transferred Guillen’s body off of Fort Hood to a remote site in Bell County. Aguillar told officials Robinson asked her for help to dispose of the body. Aguilar said she recognized Guillen, whose body she helped Robinson mutilate and dispose of, officials say.
The human remains found near Leon River in Bell County have yet to be formally identified by authorities.
In a press conference Thursday, Fort Hood officials denied all claims that Guillen was sexually assaulted before her death.
Officials claim that there is no credible information that Guillen was sexually assaulted, although her family says otherwise. The Army has opened a second investigation into sexual assault claims on the Fort Hood base.
Officials said they will continue to investigate the case as more information develops and ask if anyone has information about the case to please come forward.
Watch the full press conference here:
WATCH LIVE: Fort Hood senior commander to give update on Vanessa Guillen casePosted by KPRC2 / Click2Houston on Thursday, July 2, 2020