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Human remains found in search for missing Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen

Remains haven't been identified yet
Human remains found in search for missing Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen
Posted at 3:15 PM, Jun 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-30 17:15:34-04

BELL COUNTY, Texas -- Human remains have been found during a search for missing Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen.

The Army Criminal Investigation Division issued a statement Tuesday, saying partial human remains were found during a search of an area of interest close to the Leon River in Bell County.

Army CID agents responded to the scene with the Texas Rangers, the Federal Bureau of Investigations, and the Bell County Sheriff's Office.

The Army said there is no confirmation as to the identity of the remains at this point.

Pfc. Guillen, 20, was last seen around 11:30 am in the parking lot of her Regimental Engineer Squadron Headquarters, 3rd Cavalry Regiment on Fort Hood on April 22.

Full statement:

Due to extensive investigative work conducted by Special Agents from the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, agents have returned to an area of interest close to the Leon River, Bell County, Texas for more investigative work in the search for PFC Vanessa Guillen. After receiving additional information, agents have discovered what has been described as partial human remains after analysis from a forensic anthropologist. Army CID agents are currently on scene with the Texas Rangers, the FBI and Bell County Sheriff's Department. No confirmation as to the identity of the remains has been made at this point and we ask for the media and public's understanding that the identification process can take time.

Due to the ongoing criminal investigation, no further information will be released at this time.

This story was originally published by Sydney Isenberg at KXXV.