A soldier is dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound and two others have been detained in connection with the disappearance and likely death of Fort Hood soldier, Vanessa Guillen.
According to the Guillen family lawyer, Natalie Khawam, two suspects are behind bars, although the names of the suspects are currently undisclosed. One of the suspects is reportedly the estranged wife of a Fort Hood soldier, according to ABC 25.
A third suspect, identified by Khawam as Fort Hood junior soldier, Aaron Robinson, shot and killed himself at around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, after running from the base while wearing only a pair of shorts. Officers attempted to talk to Robinson when he pulled out a gun and shot himself.
Guillen’s family said that Robinson was the same man who allegedly sexually harassed her on base, Click2Houston reports.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, human remains were found inside a shallow grave near Leon River. According to Texas Equusearch founder, Tim Miller, the remains are of 20-year-old Guillen, who disappeared from Fort Hood on April 22.
During a news conference Wednesday morning in Washington, D.C., Guillen’s sister, Mayra, said although human remains found Leon River have not been officially identified, “everything points to it” being Guillen.
“I met him. Something was telling me that he did something and I wasn’t wrong, apparently. He still had the nerve that same day to laugh in my face and apparently now, he killed himself,” Mayra said while trying to fight tears.
“I need everyone’s help to keep the story alive… Apparently to them [Army officials] sexual assault is not important. What about now?”
“If this can happen to my sister, it can happen to anyone else,” Guillen’s other sister, Lupe, said. “My sister was sexually harassed and this led to this! They don’t protect our servicewomen and men…How could this happen on a military base?”
The family is now demanding a Constitutional investigation into the case.
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[Feature Photo: Vanessa Guillen/Handout]