Army Criminal Investigation Command is now offering a reward of up to $15,000 for credible information leading to the whereabouts of a missing Fort Hood soldier, officials said in a Monday update to a Friday alert.
Pfc. Vanessa Guillen, 20, was last seen Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the parking lot of her squadron headquarters on post. Guillen was assigned to 3rd Cavalry Regiment at the Texas installation.
“Her car keys, barracks room key, identification card and wallet were later found in the armory room where she was working earlier in the day,” Army CID officials said in a release. “She was last seen wearing a black t-shirt and purple fitness-type pants.”
Fort Hood military police issued a Be on the Lookout, or BOLO, notice to surrounding law enforcement and an extensive search is underway by military members, as well as civilian and military police, post officials added.
Guillen is of Hispanic descent. She is 5 feet 2 inches tall and 126 pounds with black hair and brown eyes, the release stated.Her military occupational specialty is 91F, small arms and artillery repairer, and her home of record is Houston.
“Individuals are strongly encouraged to come forward if they have credible information to help locate Guillen," the Army CID release reads. "People wishing to remain anonymous will be honored to the degree allowable under the law and the information will be held in the strictest confidence allowable.”
Anyone with information should contact Army CID special agents at 254-495-7767 or the military police desk at (254) 287-4001.
Kyle Rempfer is an editor and reporter whose investigations have covered combat operations, criminal cases, foreign military assistance and training accidents. Before entering journalism, Kyle served in U.S. Air Force Special Tactics and deployed in 2014 to Paktika Province, Afghanistan, and Baghdad, Iraq.