Vanessa Guillen murals: These are the artistic remembrances of the Fort Hood soldier across Texas

Mellisa Mendoza places white roses at a mural for Army Spc. Vanessa Guillen in Austin, Texas, on Monday July 6, 2020. Guillen went missing from Fort Hood in April, and is believed to have been killed by another soldier. The mural was created Saturday and Sunday by artists Fili Mendieta and Arturo Silva. (Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP) (Jay Janner, Austin American-Statesman)

HOUSTON – Murals featuring fallen Fort Hood soldier, Vanessa Guillen, are being painted across the state in the days since the U.S. Army confirmed that the human remains found near the Leon River in Bell County on June 30 were indeed hers.

Many of the murals bear her image and are reminiscent of the hashtags #Justice4Vanessa, #justiceforvanessaguillen #iamvanessaguillen and #vanessaguillen -- trending since she went missing on April 22.  

Here are just a few of those adorning walls across the city and state.




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Fort Worth

San Juan


Fresno, Texas


Cecily Aguilar, 22, is accused of tampering with evidence in connection with the 20-year-old soldier’s disappearance. She told investigators her estranged husband, soldier Aaron Robinson killed Guillen with a hammer on April 22 and asked her to help him dispose of the body. Robinson died last week from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Read more here about the official investigation into Guillen’s death.

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Amanda Cochran is an Edward R. Murrow award-winning journalist. She specializes in Texas features, consumer and business news and local crime coverage.