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After Soldier Vanishes From Fort Hood, Army Offers $15,000 Reward For Information

Vanessa Guillen's keys and wallet were all found in the armory she had been working in the day she disappeared.

By Daniel Egitto
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The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command is offering up to $15,000 for information on the whereabouts of a 20-year-old service member who disappeared last week.

Pfc. Vanessa Guillen was last seen at 1 p.m. on April 22, according to a release from the Fort Hood Press Center. She was last seen outside her Regimental Engineer Squadron Headquarters in Fort Hood, Texas.

Her car keys, room key, wallet, and ID card were all found in the armory where she had been working earlier that day.

"Individuals are strongly encouraged to come forward if they have credible information to help locate Guillen," the release reads. "People wishing to remain anonymous will be honored to the degree allowable under the law and the information will be held in the strictest confidence allowable."

Guillen is 5 foot 2 inches tall and is Hispanic. She was last seen wearing a black T-shirt and purple workout pants, according to the release.

She has had no contact with her friends or family since her disappearance — and all of her belongings were left at base in Fort Hood, sister Mayra Guillen said in a Facebook post.

“Something is not right please help me find her,” she wrote.

Military and civilian police, along with Fort Hood military members, have spearheaded an “extensive search” for Guillen, according to the press release.

Meanwhile, her family continues to hold out hope.

A Facebook page, Find Vanessa Guillen, has been publicizing media reports about her case for the past two days.

“Vanessas biggest passion came to life after joining the military as she did right after graduating high school,” one post reads. “Help us find her.”

Meanwhile, Guillen’s boyfriend has taken to his Twitter feed, sharing reports and asking for help. He also shared a Snapchat apparently sent by Guillen’s brother.

“I promise im gonna find you, even if it’s the last thing I do,” the Snapchat reads. “I ask you guys for prayers for my sister if anyone has seen her pls let me know.”

Anyone with information on this case should contact Army CID Special Agents at (254) 495-7767 or the Military Police Desk at (254) 287-4001.