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US Army searching for missing Fort Hood soldier, asks for public’s help

A photo of Vanessa Guillen (Fort Hood, U.S. Army/Released)
April 27, 2020

A soldier stationed at Fort Hood, Texas has been missing since April 22 and the U.S. Army base has asked the public to be on alert for her whereabouts.

Pfc. Vanessa Guillen, a 20-year-old Soldier stationed at the base was last seen on April 22, in the parking lot for the Regimental Engineer Squadron Headquarters for the 3rd Cavalry Regiment, according to a base press release. Fort Hood officials and the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command are asking the public to be on the lookout for Guillen.


Local law enforcement agencies were also given the notice to be on the lookout for Guillen.

Guillen is of Hispanic descent, and is described as five feet, two inches tall, 126 pounds and with brown hair and brown eyes.

Guillen’s car keys, barracks room key, identification card, and wallet were later found in the armory room where she had been working earlier in the day. Guillen was last seen wearing a black t-shirt.

Vanessa’s sister, Mayra Guillen, said Vanessa said she has had no contact with her boyfriend, close friends, or family since she went missing. She also provided a further description for Vanessa as having cross and flower tattoo on her lower left arm another flower on the same arm and a mountain tattoo on her upper left shoulder.

Anyone with information about Guillen’s whereabouts may contact the Army Criminal Investigation Division (CID) at 254-495-7767 or the Military Police Desk at 254-287-4001.