AN attorney for Vanessa Guillen’s family has said that the suspect linked to her disappearance has killed himself.
Aaron Robinson shot himself as officials were trying to locate him in Kileen, Texas.
Aaron Robinson reportedly shot himself near the military base[/caption]
He was said to have fled his post at the Fort Hood military base – located in Kileen – on Tuesday night.
Who was Aaron Robinson?
Crime Online reported that a military suspect connected with Guillen’s disappearance, identified as Aaron Robinson, reportedly shot himself after authorities approached him at East Rancier Avenue in Killeen.
The suicide came after authorities allegedly found concrete-sealed human remains near the Fort Hood base.
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Guillen has been missing since April 22[/caption]
Although officials have also not confirmed Robinson as the suspect, the Guillen family lawyer Natalie Kwaham identified him in a press conference.
Robinson was reportedly a soldier at Fort Hood.
Kwaham told Nancy Grace that the incident occurred just hours after remains were found in a shallow grave.
She said the Robinson ran off the base overnight.
“We told command who we believed it was and why,” Kwaham explained.
Soldiers are seen searching a river for Guillen
“From there the search went quicker…. Last night they issue a BOLO and that person ran off base and shot himself when they came up to him.
This is the same person we have been talking about the superior who she was with that day and harassed her.”
What happened to Vanessa Guillen?
Vanessa Guillen was a 20-year-old American soldier posted at Fort Hood, Texas who went missing in April.
Guillen was seen in the parking lot at Regimental Engineer Squadron Headquarters, 3rd Cavalry Regiment on the Fort Hood base, according to a press release from the US Army.
Her car keys, ID card, wallet, and barracks key were later found at her work – but she has not been seen since.
Officials have offered a reward of up to $25,000 in relation to Guillen’s disappearance
Initially, 500 soldiers a day were searching nearby for the missing soldier – and now the US Army’s Criminal Investigation Command has taken over.
Commander Colonel Ralph Overland said the number one mission of the 3rd Cavalry Regiment is to find Guillen, local NBC affiliate KCEN TV reported.
“I am laser-focused on that,” he said.
“We are working with CID and law enforcement and we will not stop.”
Has she been found?
Human remains were found in a shallow grave near where Guillen disappeared, and the soldier’s family says the remains are hers.
A source told Crime Online an unidentified body was discovered near Leon River – close to the Fort Hood military base in Texas where the soldier was last seen more than two months ago.
Recently, a second set of unidentified remains appeared close to where those of another soldier was recently found in a field in Texas.
The Guillen family and lawyer Natalie Kwaham at a press conference Wednesday
Police were dispatched to the 3400 block of Florence Road in Killeen, Texas, last month after witnesses reported seeing unknown remains, according to KTRK-TV.
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.
How many suspects are there?
A reporter for KHOU 11 News tweeted that “one military suspect is dead” and “a civilian suspect has been arrested by the Texas Rangers” in connection with the disappearance of PFC Guillen.
The civilian suspect may have been once married to a Fort Hood soldier.
Suspect Aaron Robinson was reportedly a soldier at the Fort Hood base
The woman is allegedly in custody in Bell County Jail in connection with Guillen’s disappearance, KXXV reported,
According to family attorney Kwaham, there is a third suspect in the case.
Guillen’s sister, Mayra Guillen, said that while the body has not been identified “signs point” to the fact that the body might be Vanessa’s, and that is what the family believes.
“Whoever’s responsible has to pay,” Mayra said of her sister’s disappearance.
“I need everyone’s help to keep this story alive.”