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The 3rd CR says they are leaving no rock unturned in the search for Pfc Vanessa Guillén

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Posted at 4:42 PM, Jun 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-06 17:21:08-04

FORT HOOD, TX — The 3rd Cavalry Regiment says they continue to aggressively search for Pfc. Vanessa Guillén, a Fort Hood Soldier assigned to 3rd Cavalry Regiment who went missing on April 22.

"As soon as we found out Pfc. Guillén was missing we started searching for her,” a specialist from the Regimental Engineer Squadron said. “Troopers within the regiment have walked, driven and searched the training areas day in and day out and we will continue to search for her until she is found."

Searches have included buildings, barracks, fields, training areas, lakes, and trails all over Fort Hood, according to the base.

"Once I participated in our search operations for Pfc. Guillén, I realized how thorough the searches were,” a private 1st class from the squadron said. “First we started on the roads, then we looked through tree lines moving deeper into the woods and behind the training areas -- leaving no stone unturned."

Twenty-year-old Vanessa Guillén was last seen April 22 between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. in the parking lot of her Regimental Engineer Squadron Headquarters, 3rd Cavalry Regiment, and has not been heard from since that date. Her car keys, barracks room key, identification card and wallet were later found in the armory room where she was working earlier in the day. She was last observed walking toward a parking lot wearing a black t-shirt and purple fitness-type pants.

The 3rd Cavalry Regiment’s investigative team appointed by Col. Ralph Overland, 3rd CR commander, also continues to investigate allegations that Pfc. Guillén was a victim of sexual harassment.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Pfc. Vanessa Guillén, her family, and friends. We will not stop until we find Vanessa Guillén,” Overland said.

CID is offering a reward of up to $25,000 for credible information leading to the whereabouts of Vanessa Guillén. LULAC has matched that reward with another $25,000.

Persons with information can contact Army CID Special Agents at (254) 495-7767. They can also anonymously submit information at https://www.cid.army.mil/report-a-crime.html