A Texas woman accused of helping mutilate and dispose of the body of a Fort Hood soldier who vanished this spring was charged Thursday, authorities said. Cecily Aguilar, 22, of Killeen, faces one count of conspiracy to tamper with evidence in the April 22 disappearance of Army Specialist Vanessa Guillen, federal prosecutors in Texas' western district said in a statement. Partial remains were found in Bell County earlier this week but have not been formally identified as Guillen, prosecutors said. A Fort Hood soldier who authorities identified earlier Thursday as another suspect in Guillen's disappearance, E-4 Specialist Aaron David Robinson, allegedly told Aguilar that he killed a female soldier after hitting her in the head with a hammer, according to officials. Damon Phelps of the CID, the Army's primary criminal investigative organization, told reporters that Aguilar is the estranged wife of a former Fort Hood soldier.
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Guillen was last seen on April A second suspect, Cecily Aguilar, 22, was charged on July 2 with one count of conspiracy to tamper with evidence. According to a federal criminal complaint, Aguilar identified Robinson as the man who killed Guillen. Robinson fled Fort Hood on June 30, and the complaint says he killed himself that evening after being confronted by police. An investigation is currently underway to determine whether she was sexually harassed. There have been calls for Congressional investigations and a social media campaign has been launched encouraging women in the military to share their stories of harassment and assault with the hashtag IAmVanessaGuillen. On July 2, U.
Vanessa Guillen's Remains Have Been Identified. Here's What to Know About the Fort Hood Soldier
Then came the killing of Army Specialist Vanessa Guillen, whose remains were discovered last month about 25 miles from Fort Hood in central Texas, the victim, officials said, of a fellow soldier. Her death has attracted the attention of the nation — veterans, active-duty service members and civilians alike. Women in the military and those who advocate for them say the horrific nature of the crime, perpetrated against the backdrop of a racial equality movement sweeping the country, has galvanized many women to the cause.
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