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Members of Congress, the Senate issue statements on search for missing Fort Hood soldier

Vanessa Guillen
Posted at 9:48 PM, Jun 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-06 17:21:09-04

FORT HOOD, TX — Several members of Congress and the Senate have issued statements regarding the search for missing Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen.

Congressman John Carter has offered his assistance in the search. Carter is the representative of Fort Hood and co-chair of the Army Caucus.

The representative said he spoke with Fort Hood leadership to get an update on the search for Pfc. Guillen. He said he and his team have been in constant contact with the base, including opening constituent casework.

He said he is also in contact with Representative Sylvia Garcia (TX-29), who represents Pfc. Guillen's family in Houston, to offer assistance.

The congressman issued a statement on June 23, saying he will continue to work with Representative Garcia and Fort Hood to find Pfc. Guillen.

"The disappearance of Pfc. Vanessa Guillén is a heartbreaking situation, and our community is praying for her safe return," said Representative John Carter. "I appreciate Ft. Hood for their ongoing efforts to keep me and my team updated on the extensive search for Pfc. Guillén. I will continue working with Representative Garcia and Fort Hood to ensure that every effort persists to find Vanessa and bring her home."

Senator Ted Cruz said his staff has been updated regarding the investigation.

“I want to thank Fort Hood leadership for briefing my staff on the investigation into Pfc. Vanessa Guillén’s disappearance," said Senator Ted Cruz. “I hope we will have answers about what happened soon, and we will continue to provide any assistance we can."

Congressman Roger Williams said he is closely monitoring the situation.

"I want to thank Col. Ralph Overland and the Army Criminal Investigation Division agents for briefing us on the latest developments and efforts in the search for Pfc. Vanessa Guillen,” said Representative Roger Williams. “I continue to closely monitor the situation and communicate with Fort Hood leadership as the investigation into her disappearance continues. My prayers are with the Guillén family and all of those working around the clock to bring one of our nation's heroes home."

Pfc. Guillen, assigned to 3rd Cavalry Regiment, was last seen on April 22 in the parking lot of her Regimental Engineer Squadron Headquarters on Fort Hood.

Anyone with credible information about Pfc. Guillen’s disappearance should call Army CID Special Agents at 254-287-2722.