Vanessa Guillen

BREAKING: Female suspect in custody in connection to Fort Hood soldier, Vanessa Guillen

The Guillen family attorney, Natalie Kwaham, says that there are at least three suspects in connection with the disappearance of Vanessa Guillen, and a female suspect now in custody is the estranged wife of a former Fort Hood soldier.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, Guillen, who disappeared on April 22, was called into work on her day off and was never seen alive again. Texas EquuSearch founder, Tim Miller, said that Guillen’s remains were found encased in concrete by the Leon River in Texas.

Several items of evidence were found by the remains, including a large black Pelican case that had been charred during an apparent attempt to burn it.

A witness saw someone on the base carrying the case to a car on the evening of the day Guillen disappeared. A medical examiner is currently working to officially identify the remains.

On early Wednesday morning, a suspect connected to a Fort Hood investigation shot and killed himself. Kwaham identified the suspect as Aaron Robinson. Although Army officials have not yet confirmed what investigation Robinson was linked to, Kwahan says he was a suspect in the Guillen case.

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Vanessa Guillen
Vanessa Guillen [Handout]
On Wednesday morning, Guillen’s sister, Mayra, said the man who shot himself once laughed in her face when she asked him about her sister. Mayra added that she “could tell” something was off about his demeanor.

Now, one of the suspects is in custody, although the name is undisclosed at this time. CBS 3 reports that Texas Rangers confirmed that the person in custody is female.

The suspect is currently behind bars at the Bell County jail, awaiting charges that will be brought forth by civilian authorities.

Meanwhile, Kwaham is demanding a full investigation into the matter after she said Army officials kept the Guillen family in the dark

“It is so pathetic that you have kept us in the dark this whole time. And it’s funny how you guys have loose lips on the base but you don’t have the dignity to call my clients and give them the information that they begged for, for months!”

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[Feature Photo: Vanessa Guillen/Handout]