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Reward for missing Fort Hood soldier doubled to $50,000

Pfc. Vanessa Guillen
Posted at 8:39 PM, Jun 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-06 17:21:09-04

FORT HOOD, TX — The reward for information on the whereabouts of missing Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen has been raised to $50,000.

During a virtual news conference held by Texas Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia and Guillen's family, LULAC announced an additional $25,000 reward for information.

Guillen went missing in April.

"My office has been working directly with Vanessa's family as we do everything in our power to help find Vanessa," Garcia said. "My office has requested a congressional inquiry with the Department of Defense in regards to Vanessa's case."

During the news conference, Garcia said Vanessa's mom told authorities that her daughter expressed to her that she did not feel safe at the base in Fort Hood and was possibly a victim of sexual assault.

Fort Hood has said they did not have any evidence to support those claims.