UPDATE (11:00 A.M.) – The family of Vanessa Guillen said in a press conference that two people have been arrested for the death of Guillen and they believe the killer died by suicide Wednesday morning.
Killeen police revealed in their own press conference that the suspected killer was an active-duty soldier. His name is being withheld until his family can be notified by Army officials.
The family is also calling for the formation of an independent organization where military members can report incidents of sexual harassment, saying Guillen was the victim of sexual harassment before she disappeared.
Guillen was last seen on April 22, but the search for her was called off on Tuesday after “partial human remains” were found near a river. While they have not yet been positively identified, authorities did say in a statement that they believe the remains to be her.
This is developing story. Check back for updates.
FORT HOOD, Texas (KETK) – Killeen Police said in a statement that a person wanted in connection to a Fort Hood Criminal case died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound Wednesday morning.
The suspect was located just before 1:30 a.m. and as they attempted to make contact with him, he pulled out a weapon and shot himself.
Authorities have not released his identity or what the suspect was wanted for, but Fort Hood has been in the national spotlight after the disappearance of two soldiers.
Vanessa Guillen was last seen on April 22, but the search for her was called off on Tuesday after “partial human remains” were found near a river. While they have not yet been positively identified, authorities did say in a statement to our sister station KPRC that they believe it to be her.
Back on June 19, the remains of missing soldier Gregory Morales were also discovered, this time in a shallow grave. He had been missing since August 2019 and police believe foul play was involved.