Amy Goodman

Did the Army Ignore a Soldier's Murder? Questions Mount Over Vanessa Guillén Disappearance

2020-07-02T16:08:04-07:00

The U.S. Army says it has a suspect in custody in connection with the disappearance of Vanessa Guillén, a missing 20-year-old Fort Hood soldier whose family says her remains were likely found in a shallow grave near the Texas Army base. A second suspect in the case — a soldier who the Guillén family lawyer named as Aaron Robinson — killed himself in Killeen, Texas, as officers approached. The news comes after months of anguish for Vanessa Guillén's family, who say she was sexually harassed by a higher-up prior to her disappearance and that the military was slow to investigate when she went missing. "Democracy Now!" gets an update from the family's attorney, Natalie Khawam.

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