THE search for a missing Fort Hood soldier has turned up a second set of unidentified remains, close to where those of another soldier were recently found in a field in Texas.
Police were dispatched to the 3400 block of Florence Road in Killeen, Texas, on Saturday afternoon after witnesses reported seeing unknown remains, according to KTRK-TV.
The remains were found amid an ongoing search for Vanessa Guillen, a solider from Fort Hood who went missing on April 22.
Within walking distance of where the remains were found, investigators uncovered the remains of soldier Gregory Wedel-Morales on June 19.
Detectives with Killeen Police Department’s homicide unit recovered the new remains and turned them over to the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas for examination.
It was unknown at the time whether the remains belonged to a human being.
The police department did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Sun on Monday.
Guillen, 20, was last spotted at the Regimental Engineer Squadron Headquarters parking lot.
Authorities found her identification card, wallet, car keys and other keys in the room where she worked.
She told her mother, Gloria Guillen, that she did not feel safe at the base and that a sergeant there had been sexually harassing her, according to Crime Online.
“This shouldn’t be happening. This is on a federal government base. A military base,” the Guillen family’s attorney Natalie Khawam previously told CBS News.
“There has to be more accountability. And [there are] more protections and safeguards than anywhere else.”
Vanessa Guillen is described as a 5-foot-2-inch tall Hispanic female with brown eyes and black hair and weighing 126 pounds. She is from Houston.
Her physical features include a mole on her chin and tattoos of a mountain on her left shoulder and a cross with a flower and a flower on her left arm.
On June 15, the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command increased the reward offer to $25,000 for information on Guillen’s whereabouts.
“We are completely committed to finding Vanessa and aggressively going after every single piece of credible information and every lead in this investigation,” Army CID spokesman Chris Grey said in a statement at the time.
“We will not stop until we find Vanessa.”
Anyone with any information on Guillen is asked to call the Army CID Special Agents at 254-495-7767 or the Military Police Desk at 254-287-4001.
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