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Army confirms identity of suspect in Vanessa Guillen case who died of self-inflicted gunshot wound

Says it has not yet found evidence of harassment against Guillen
Fort Hood officials to give update in Vanessa Guillen case
Posted at 11:45 AM, Jul 02, 2020

Army officials at Fort Hood confirmed the identity of a soldier who was a suspect in the disappearance of Pfc. Vanessa Guillen who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound on Wednesday morning during a confrontation with police.

Officials with the Army Criminal Investigation Division (CID) confirmed the suspect who died Wednesday morning was Aaron Robinson. They also confirmed a second suspect — the estranged wife of a Fort Hood soldier — is also in custody in the Bell County Jail.

CID declined to identify the name of the civilian suspect because it was "not in their jurisdiction."

CID officials said Robinson and the civilian suspect are currently the only two suspects connected with the case. Officials said social media reports of a third suspect in the case were "irresponsible."

The press conference took place a day after Guillen's family claimed that the missing soldier had reported to them before she disappeared that she had been sexually harassed. While CID said Thursday that an investigation into those allegations remains open, they have not yet found credible evidence of harassment.

CID also refuted the family's claim that Robinson had harassed Guillen and that Robinson was Guillen's superior officer.

Guillen went missing from Fort Hood on April 22. It wasn't until late June that the Army said it suspected foul play in connection with Guillen's death.

Army officials reported earlier this week that human remains were found in connection with the search. Maj. Gen. Scott Efflandt, III said Thursday that the remains have not yet been confirmed to be those of Guillen.