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Skeletal remains found in Killeen field not Vanessa Guillen, sister says

Vanessa Guillen
Posted at 10:58 AM, Jun 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-06 17:21:05-04

Skeletal remains found in a Killeen field Friday morning do not belong to missing Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen, according to her sister.

"Thank god it is not my sister," Mayra Guillen tweeted in Spanish on Friday evening.

The Guillen family's lawyer also confirmed to 25 News this morning that Vanessa was still missing.

A tip given to the Ft. Hood Criminal Investigation Division led authorities to skeletal remains in a field in Killeen Friday morning.
Killeen Police said the remains were found in a field near the 3200 block of Florence Road.

Rumors have circulated online that the remains belong to missing Fort Hood Pfc. Vanessa Guillen, who disappeared from base on April 22. Fort Hood officials say they have no credible information that this investigation is connected to Pfc. Guillen's disappearance.

Special Agents from the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command are aware of this recovery and are working very closely with the Killeen Police Department concerning this ongoing investigation. At this point, we have no evidence or credible information that this is related to the ongoing investigation into the disappearance of PFC Vanessa Guillen. The Killeen Police Department is currently the lead in that matter. No information will be released until a positive identification and next of kin have been notified," said Chris Grey, US Army Criminal Investigation Command Spokesperson.

Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division, Homicide Unit, continue to investigate this case. They are asking anyone who may have seen anything or has information about this incident, to contact Crime Stoppers at 254-526-TIPS (8477) or go online. You can also download the P3Tips App for IOS or Android and give an anonymous tip.