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Remains of missing Fort Hood soldier found, 1 suspect killed self, another in custody: family

Remains of missing Fort Hood soldier found, 1 suspect killed self, another in custody: family

Pfc. Vanessa Guillen was last seen alive on base in April

The remains of missing Fort Hood soldier Pfc. Vanessa Guillen have been found, one suspect in her death has killed himself, and another suspect is in custody, according Guillen's family.

What are the details?

KHOU-TV reported that Guillen, 20, was last seen on base on April 22. Prior to her disappearance, she told her family that she had been sexually harassed by a superior, but did not report the harassment out of fear of retaliation.

During a news conference Wednesday, Guillen's family and their attorney announced that human remains found the day before in a shallow grave in central Texas are believed to be Guillen's — after more than two months of the soldier's loved ones begging the Army for answers.

The same day, the Killeen Police Department reported that a suspect killed himself while officers and U.S. Marshals closed in on him while assisting "the Fort Hood Criminal Investigation Division."

According to the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, the suspect who committed suicide is tied to Guillen's disappearance, and "the estranged wife of a former Fort Hood Soldier" has now been taken into custody in connection with the case.

The USACIC statement confirmed that "partial human remains were discovered," and that "a positive identification of the remains is pending."

Guillen's sister, Mayra, said during the news conference that she met the now-deceased suspect on a visit to Fort Hood following Vanessa's disappearance.

"I met him not knowing that he had something to do with it," Mayra said. "I felt something was telling me that he did something and I wasn't wrong apparently. He still had the nerve that day to laugh in my face. And apparently now, he kills himself. Why? I don't know. But whoever is responsible has to pay and we demand a Congressional investigation."

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Breck Dumas

Breck Dumas

Breck is a former staff writer for Blaze News. Prior to that, Breck served as a U.S. Senate aide, business magazine editor and radio talent. She holds a degree in business management from Mizzou, and an MBA from William Woods University.