‘Extensive search’ underway for missing Fort Hood private

Pfc. Vanessa Guillen, 20, was last seen on the afternoon of April 22.

‘Extensive search’ underway for missing Fort Hood private

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. 
Haley Britzky

Haley Britzkyis the Army reporter for Task & Purpose, covering the daily happenings in the Army and how they impact soldiers and their families, as well as broader national security issues. Originally from Texas, Haley previously worked at Axios before joining Task & Purpose in January 2019. Contact the author here.

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