‘We need answers’: Another peaceful protest formed as search for missing soldier continues

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FORT HOOD, Texas – The family of Private First Class Vanessa Guillen held another peaceful protest outside of Fort Hood Friday night.

It has now been 53 days since Guillen went missing on Fort Hood. Her family says little progress has been made in this investigation.

Private First Class Vanessa Guillen.

Since a rally was held here three weeks ago, the family now confirms they have had contact with the Army. They say they have not been given any formal updates on Guillen’s whereabouts.

“There wasn’t much said. Same thing over and over. ‘We’re looking into it.’ That’s not enough,” Guillen’s sister, Mayra Guillen, said. “I need action. I need proof that you’re searching. I need flight logs of the helicopters that went out day and night to search as they claim.”

Family and friends were marching around the Mayborn Gate at Fort Hood chanting, “We need answers.”

The Guillen family says the massive support has helped them through this difficult time.

“It’s been a long almost-two months trying to find my sister, and at the end of the day, this just shows how much people actually do care,” Mayra Guillen said. “We are not in the fight alone.”

Guillen was last seen on post April 22nd. The family says it was her off day, and she was wearing a t-shirt, purple leggings and black running shoes.

For more information on future events for PFC Guillen and to show support, you can follow their Facebook page.

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April 29 2021 07:00 pm

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