‘Suspect shoots self’ after officials find shallow grave in search for missing Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen – The Sun

A SUSPECT in connection with missing soldier Vanessa Guillen's disappearance has reportedly shot himself.

Guillen family attorney, Natalie Kwaham told Crime Stories with Nancy Grace that the incident occurred just hours after human remains were found in a shallow Texas grave, Crime Online reported.

A source previously told Crime Online that an unidentified body was found in a shallow grave near the Leon River.

The US Army's Criminal Investigation Command confirmed in a statement on Tuesday that partial human remains were found.

The Guillen family said at a press conference on Wednesday, that "signs point" to the remains being Vanessa's.

Investigators said Tuesday, however: "No confirmation as to the identity of the remains has been made at this point and we ask for the media and public’s understanding that the identification process can take time."

The body was discovered near where 20-year-old Guillen disappeared in April, close to Fort Hood Military Base.

Kwaham said the suspect, identified as Aaron Robinson, ran off the base overnight.

Cops tried to make contact with him, but Robinson allegedly shot himself as they neared, Crime Online reported.

Officials have not said if the incidents are related.

Texas EquuSearch founder Tim Miller told Crime Stories with Nancy Grace that the human remains were found sealed in concrete, Crime Online reported.

Miller claims freshly-mixed concrete was poured onto Guillen's body to make a homemade vault, and alleged the body was also covered in rocks.

He also claimed that Guillen was called into work on her day off, and a suspect was seen carrying a 3-foot Pelican aromy case and putting it into a vehicle.

Miller alleged that suspects tried to burn Guillen's body near a crime scene close to Leon River, around 26 miles from the base.

During a press conference on Tuesday, Kwaham said the family is demanding a Congressional investigation into the incident.

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."

The missing soldier's mother said her daughter told her before that she felt unsafe on the base, and that a sergeant was sexually harassing her, Crime Online reported.

Vanessa's younger sister, Lupe, also spoke at the press conference Wednesday.

"My sister Vanessa Guillen was harassed but nothing was done," Lupe clalimed.

"If this can happen to her, it can happen to everyone."

She also demanded justice for her sister.

Lupe questioned: "How could this happen on a military base? How can this happen while she was on duty?"

Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard also spoke at the press conference, asking for justice in Guillen's disappearance.

"We stand here for Vanessa, we stand here for justice, and we stand here for every other service member that's experienced harassment or assault and did not report it out of fear," Gabbard said.

The discovery of the unidentified human remains comes after another soldier's remains were found during the search.

Last month, police found the body of 24-year-old Pvt Gregory Scott Morales, who disappeared on August 19, 2019.

Texas Rep. Sylvia Garcia recently said the army "used the words foul play" in connection with Guillen's disappearance, and that they were suspicious.

Guillen was last seen at the Regimental Engineer Squadron Headquarters parking lot.

Her keys, ID card, and wallet were all found in the room where she worked.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Army CID Special Agents at 254-287-2722, or the Military Police Desk at 254-288-1170.

Investigators have offered a reward of up to $25,000 for information related to Guillen's disappearance.

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