The United States Army Criminal Investigation Command has offered a $15,000 reward for any credible information that could help locate a missing female soldier. 20-year-old Vanessa Guillen vanished on Wednesday, April 22, around 1:00 p.m. local time. She was wearing a black T-shirt and “purple fitness-type pants.” She’s described as “five feet, two inches tall, weighing 126 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.” She’s of Hispanic descent.
A Texas soldier vanished in thin air
According to an update bulletin issued by the Criminal Investigation Command in Quantico, Virginia, their Special Agents are assisting officials at Fort Hood, Texas with a disturbing investigation. For nearly a week, local, state and federal law enforcement has been searching for PFC Guillen.
The soldier was last seen around 1 p.m. in the parking lot of Fort Hood’s Regimental Engineer Squadron Headquarters, which is part of the 3rd Cavalry regiment. The parking lot is also adjacent to the barracks building where her room is assigned.
The CID offered the reward on Monday in a twitter update post. Those wishing to remain anonymous “will be honored to the degree allowable under the law and the information will be held in the strictest confidence allowable.”
MISSING SOLDIER UPDATE: REWARD OFFERED
— III Corps (@forthood) April 28, 2020
She left her keys and ID behind
Especially disturbing is the fact that the soldier left behind her “car keys, barracks room key, identification card and wallet.” They were discovered in the “armory room where she was working earlier in the day.” Investigators relate that “her Military Occupational Specialty is a 91F, Small Arms/Artillery Repairer.” She didn’t leave her phone behind.
The Military Police at Fort Hood were quick to issue a Be On The Lookout notice to all the law enforcement in the area and an “extensive search” remains underway by multiple agencies including, “military members, civilian and military police.”
Before she became a soldier, Guillen lived in Houston, Texas. Her sister, Mayra Guillen posted on Facebook that Vanessa’s phone “was last tracked on Belton, Texas.” That’s about 20 minutes away from the base. None of her relatives have heard a word from her.
Vanessa Guillen’s boyfriend, Juan Cruz, is not a suspect and he’s as anxious as everyone else to find her. “Please help me find my girlfriend,” he tweeted Friday. “Please, anything helps.”