NewsJustice for Vanessa Guillen

Actions

Texas EquuSearch finds items that 'brought a lot of interest' during search for missing Fort Hood soldier

Vanessa Guillen
Posted at 10:47 PM, Jun 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-06 17:21:13-04

Texas EquuSearch says they've found items that "brought a lot of interest" during their search for missing Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen.

The private first class was reported missing from Fort Hood on April 22. Assigned to 3rd Cavalry Regiment, she was last seen in the parking lot of her Regimental Engineer Squadron Headquarters on Fort Hood. 11:30 a.m. was the last time anyone had contact with her.

A number of organizations have joined efforts to find Vanessa.

Tim Miller says this is the fifth time he and his Texas EquuSearch team have traveled to search the area.

"Areas that we've searched, we've cleared," said Miller. "If she would have been there, we would have found her."

The search and rescue team has searched several areas in the around 25 mile stretch between Fort Hood and the Leon River, looking for anything that could lead to Pfc. Guillen.

"I'm not going to say we found evidence in the Leon River. I'm not going to say that. I am going to say we found some things that are being tested," said Miller. "So whether they have anything to do with the case, I don't know. There's certainly some things that brought a lot of interest."

Wednesday's search brought them to an undisclosed location in Bell County.

"I can't say why we're here," explained Miller. "We have a reason to be here. So we want to get these flyers out and maybe jog somebody's memory. Maybe that right call will come in. This is an area that's got to be saturated. Again, I'm hoping the right person sees the flyer and says, "I need to make a phone call.""

Miller confirms, although they have an idea of where Vanessa's phone went dead, it has not been located.

There is a $50,000 reward combined between CID and LULAC for information leading to Vanessa's whereabouts. Anyone who may have information in Pfc. Guillen's disappearance is asked to call CID agents at 254-495-7767.