Fort Hood — Officials from Fort Hood released the following information May 21 regarding the ongoing efforts to find Pfc. Vanessa Guillen, a Fort Hood Soldier assigned to 3rd Cavalry Regiment who went missing on April 22.
The U.S. Army’s Criminal Investigation Command, known as CID, is leading this investigation. It is an open and active investigation, therefore not much detailed information can be released at this time to safeguard the process.
The search continues both on and off Fort Hood by multiple agencies including the Texas Rangers, Bell and Coryell County Sheriff Departments, the Texas Department of Public Safety, Texas Game Wardens, the FBI as well as local area police departments.
Initially, 3rd Cavalry Regiment had more than 500 Soldiers a day searching on foot in training areas, barracks and across the installation. More targeted searches are ongoing with smaller groups of Soldiers.
Aircraft from the 1st Cavalry Division provided more than 100 hours of flight time to the search both on and off the installation.
Additionally, Pfc. Guillen’s unit has made themselves available to the Guillen family and CID agents are keeping the family informed about the investigation.
Fort Hood CID agents continue to conduct interviews and follow up on all credible investigative leads.
We encourage anyone who may have information, no matter how minor, that could help in the safe return of Pfc. Guillen to call CID agents at 254-495-7767 and share that information with them.
Attribute to Tom Rheinlander, Director, Fort Hood Public Affairs Office.