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'Extensive search' underway for missing Fort Hood private

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Vanessa Guillen

Vanessa Guillen

Military and civilian police at Fort Hood, including agents from Army Criminal Investigations Command, are conducting an "extensive search" for a young private who hasn't been seen since Wednesday.

  • Pfc. Vanessa Guillen, 20, was last seen in a black t-shirt at 1 p.m., in the parking lot of the Regimental Engineer Squadron Headquarters, 3rd Cavalry Regiment, according to a Fort Hood press release.
  • Her keys, ID card, wallet, and barracks room key were all found later in the armory room that she was working in that day. 
  • Guillen is 5'2" and 126 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. 
  • Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Army CID agents at 254-495-7767, or the Military Police Desk at 254-287-4001.