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Army identifies buried remains as missing Texas soldier

Posted On: Jul 7, 2020   |   Posted By: My Sanantonio

AUSTIN, Texas - An Army commander confirmed Monday that dismembered remains found last week buried near Fort Hood belonged to a 20-year-old soldier who vanished more than two months ago from the Texas base.
Maj. Gen. Scott Efflandt, Fort Hood's senior commander, said during a news conference that the armed forces forensic examiner determined through DNA analysis that the remains belonged to Spc. Vanessa Guillén. A day earlier, an attorney for Guillén's family had said Army officials told the family at their Houston home that the remains were hers.
“We're now confronted with the aftermath of one of the most heinous acts I can imagine," Efflandt said.
Guillén, who had been missing since April, was killed and dismembered by U.S. Army Specialist Aaron Robinson, a 20-year-old soldier from Calumet City, Illinois, took his own life last week, federal and military investigators have said.
Cecily Aguilar, a 22-year-old civilian from Killeen, has been arrested and charged with one count of conspiring to tamper...

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