Friends, family of missing soldier Vanessa Guillen gather outside Fort Hood hoping for answers

Dozens of people gathered out in front of Fort Hood demanding answers to what happened to missing soldier Vanessa Guillen.

“I plead you. I plead you from the bottom of my heart because she’s my sister and I want her alive,” said Lupe Guillen, Vanessa’s sister.

The entrance to Fort Hood was packed Friday as chants and people flooded the area. Vanessa Guillen, a soldier at the post, has been missing for nearly two months. Her friends and family hope the demonstration outside the post will help shed more light on her disappearance. “I want my sister back,” said Lupe.


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Guillen was last seen in Fort Hood. The morning she went missing she texted her boyfriend that she was headed to work in the arms room. Her sister tried to get in contact with her later that day but she didn’t answer. She was gone. Her keys debit card and id were still at the post. 

“We’re here to apply the pressure to press all the authorities to do a thorough investigation and for the family to get the answers that they deserve,” said Cesar Espinosa, executive director of FIEL, who helped organize the event.

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The turnout on Friday didn’t go unnoticed by the Guillen family. “It shows how much people actually do care and that we are not in the fight alone. I just wish you guys keep us in your prayers and we hope to find Vanessa,” said Guillen’s sister Mayra.


The Army's Criminal Investigation Division is currently looking into the case. They are offering a $15,000 reward for any information.