Vanessa Guillen

‘Please help me find my girlfriend’: $15K reward offered for missing soldier who mysteriously vanished almost a week ago [Update]

The U.S. Army’s Criminal Investigation Command announced a reward of up to $15,000 for information that leads to whereabouts of Pfc. Vanessa Guillen, whose been missing for almost a week.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, 20-year-old Guillen was last seen on April 22 at around 1 p.m. at the parking lot of the Regimental Engineer Squadron Headquarters, 3rd Cavalry Regiment, in Fort Hood, Texas. She was wearing a black t-shirt and purple fitness pants.

Guillen left behind her car keys, barracks room key, identification card, and wallet in the armory room.

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Mayra Guillen, the soldier’s sister, posted on Facebook that her sister’s phone was last pinged near Belton, about 20 miles east of the Army post.

“Something is not right,” she wrote, “please help me find her.”

Her sister added that Guillen was happy and always smiling, and had reason to simply vanish.

“She was actually very happy. You can see in every picture she was smiling.”

The sister told NBCDFW she felt something was off after Guillen sent a text message on April 22 about “going in to work” at around 9 a.m., then stopped all communication afterward. Her cellphone, which was apparently turned off by someone, is also missing.

Guillen’s boyfriend, Juan Cruz, posted a tweet on Friday, asking for the public’s help.

“An extensive search is underway by military members, as well as civilian and military police,” authorities said last week.

According to the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, Guillen is originally from the Houston area.

Guillen is of Hispanic descent, stands 5 feet 2 inches tall, weighs 126 pounds, and has black hair and brown eyes. She has three tattoos: a cross with a flower and a flower, both on her left arm, and a mountain on her upper left shoulder. She also has a mole on the left side of her chin.

Anyone with information should contact Army CID Special Agents at 254-495-7767 or the Military Police Desk at 254-287-4001.

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[Feature Photo: Vanessa Guillen/Handout]