- The lawyers of the Gillen family told the Associated Press that the body of Vanessa Gillen, a 20-year-old soldier who had disappeared two months ago, had been identified.
- Human bodies were found near Fort Hood Army Base in Texas last week, and Gillen disappeared on April 22.
- According to Army investigators, a military suspect committed suicide on Tuesday after investigators tried to get in touch with Gillen’s disappearance.
- According to an Associated Press report, a criminal lawsuit issued by the US District Attorney’s Office in West Texas on Thursday stated that civilian Sicily Aguilar had been arrested and accused of helping to hide Gillen̵
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Pedestrian wreckage. A family representative said Vanessa Guillen, a 20-year-old first-class soldier who had disappeared two months ago, had been identified.
Natalie Khawam, a lawyer for the Gillen family, told the Associated Press on Sunday that the remains found near the Fort Hood military base in Texas last week belonged to Gillen. Her family also confirmed the news to the Washington Post.
Cavam told the Associated Press that Army investigators used DNA from hair and bone samples to identify Gillen’s body.
According to the Army Criminal Investigation Command, Gillen last appeared on the morning of April 22 in Fort Hood. Her car key, room key, ID card and wallet were found in the armory that worked earlier in the day. The Army provided $25,000 to provide information about her disappearance.
Cavam said in a press release on Tuesday that the Army suspected that she had “fouled” when she disappeared.
Cavam wrote: “We believe her disappearance is related to Vanessa revealing to her mother and friends that she was sexually harassed by Sergeant Ford Hood.”
Kawam told the Associated Press on Sunday that military sexual harassment is an “epidemic.”
She told the media: “You can no longer ignore.”
Army investigators at the Criminal Investigation Command said a military suspect committed suicide on Tuesday because the investigators tried to contact Gillen about his disappearance. Cavam told the Army Times last week that the man was called Spc. Aaron Robinson-Attacking Gillen with a hammer, causing “her blood to spill over the armory.”
Khawam told the Army Times that Robinson, with the help of his married girlfriend Cecily Aguilar, disbanded and buried Gillen’s body. Kavam described the incident as an “outrageous” murder.
According to an Associated Press report, a criminal lawsuit issued by the West Texas Attorney’s Office on Thursday stated that Aguilar was arrested and charged with hiding Gillen’s body.
New York State Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and California Rep. Jackie Speier said in a joint statement on Thursday that they “deeply feel the developments in the case “Sorrow” and called on the inspector general of the Ministry of Defense to conduct a thorough investigation. Handle the case.
The legislator wrote: “The disappearance of Gillen’s soldiers has raised deep and worrying concerns about the Army’s ability to prevent sexual harassment and attacks, respond to criminal acts, and provide justice for victims and their families.”