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One suspect dead, one arrested in connection to disappearance of Pfc. Vanessa Guillen

Vanessa Guillen Missing fort hood soldier
Posted at 10:49 AM, Jul 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-06 17:21:07-04

KILLEEN, TX — The family lawyer for Vanessa Guillen has named the person they believe is responsible for her disappearance.

The lawyer representing the Guillen family, Natalie Kawham, named Aaron Robinson as the suspect who died from self-inflicted gunshot wounds Wednesday morning in Killeen.

Fort Hood has confirmed that one military suspect is deceased after taking his own life early Wednesday morning in Killeen, Texas, and a civilian suspect has been arrested by the Texas Rangers in connection with the disappearance of Pfc. Vanessa Guillen.

On Thursday, the Army CID named Spc. Aaron Robinson as the military suspect who died by suicide.

The civilian suspect has been identified as 22-year-old Cecily Anne Aguilar of Killeen. She has been arrested for tampering/ fabricating physical evidence with intent to impair a human corpse- a second degree felony. US Marshall's will be coming to pick her up.

Special Agents from the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, along with the U.S. Marshals, Killeen Police Department, and the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force were attempting to locate the junior Soldier from Fort Hood who fled the post late Tuesday.

Spc. Robinson was located walking in the 4700 block of East Rancier Avenue and as officers attempted to make contact him, he produced a weapon and committed suicide by shooting himself.

Spc. Robinson was pronounced deceased at 1:17 a.m. by Justice of the Peace Garland Potvin at the scene.

Aguilar is the estranged wife of a former Fort Hood Soldier and is currently in custody in the Bell County Jail awaiting charges by civilian authorities.

Additionally, the Texas Rangers, with assistance from Army CID and other agencies, are still processing the scene at the Leon River in Bell County, Texas, where partial human remains were discovered Tuesday.

Coordination has been made with Armed Forces Medical Examiner Services, who will assist with dental x-rays/DNA for identification by the Southwest Institute of Forensic Science, Dallas, Texas. A positive identification of the remains is pending.

“We have made significant progress in this tragic situation and are doing everything possible to get to the truth and bring answers to the family of Pfc. Vanessa Guillen,” said Chris Grey, the spokesman for Army CID.

The 20-year-old Guillen was last seen on the morning of April 22 in the parking lot of her Regimental Engineer Squadron Headquarters, 3rd Cavalry Regiment on Fort Hood, Texas, and had not been heard from since that date.

The Army Criminal Investigation Command has been working closely with multiple law enforcement agencies throughout this investigation to include the FBI, Belton Police Department, Bell County Sheriff’s Department, the United States Marshals Service, the Texas Rangers and the Texas Department of Public Safety.

According to CID officials, this is still an open and ongoing criminal investigation.

“There is still a lot of investigative work to be done and we ask for the public and media’s patience,” Grey said. “There are obviously pieces of information and evidence that cannot be shared with the public during an active criminal investigation. Doing so can seriously jeopardize the charging and successful prosecution of individuals. When important investigative information is prematurely released, criminals can and will destroy evidence, conspire to change their stories, build false alibis, etc.”