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20-Year-Old Soldier Mysteriously Vanishes In Texas, Leaving Wallet And Keys Behind

An "extensive search" is under way to find Pfc. Vanessa Guillen, who disappeared from Fort Hood last week, leaving few clues to her whereabouts.

By Jill Sederstrom

An “extensive search” is under way for a missing 20-year-old soldier who disappeared last week—leaving her car keys, room key and wallet behind.

Fort Hood officials and special agents from the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command are seeking the public’s help to find Pfc. Vanessa Guillen, who vanished from her post in Fort Hood, Texas on the afternoon of April 22, according to a release from the Fort Hood Press Center.

Guillen was last seen around 1 p.m. that afternoon in the parking lot of her Regimental Engineer Squadron Headquarters.

Investigators later discovered her car keys, barracks room key, identification card and wallet had all been left behind in the armory room where she had been working earlier that day.

Shortly after she disappeared, the Fort Hood Military Police issued a "be on the lookout" (BOLO) notice to surrounding law enforcement agencies.

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Officials said they had also launched an “extensive search” for Guillen.

As the days tick by since Guillen was last seen alive, her family is becoming increasingly concerned.

In a post on Facebook, her sister Mayra Guillen wrote that her sister had not contacted her boyfriend, family or close friends since she disappeared.

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

In another post, she wrote “I need you besides me, we have a lot of things to do together.”

A “Find Vanessa Guillen” page launched on Facebook described the young soldier as someone who was physically active and loved her job representing the United States.

“Her passions include working out, running, going to the gym and playing soccer with friends,” the post read.

Guillen’s boyfriend also posted a message on Twitter asking for anyone with information in the case to come forward.

“Please anything helps,” he wrote.

Guillen, who was last seen wearing a black T-shirt, has been described as 5’2” inches tall, 126 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. She is of Hispanic descent.

Her boyfriend also said she had three tattoos on her left arm.

Anyone who has information about the missing persons case is urged to contact Army CID Special Agents at 254-495-7767 or the Military Police Desk at 254-287-4001.

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