by: Dean Wetherbee, Nexstar Media Wire
Posted: Apr 30, 2021 / 08:40 PM EDT
/ Updated: Apr 30, 2021 / 08:44 PM EDT
Juan Cruz, boyfriend of Army soldier Vanessa Guillén, kneels in front of a mural honoring her Sunday, July 5, 2020, in Houston. Army investigators have identified the body of a soldier who vanished more than two months ago from a base in Texas, according to a lawyer for the soldier’s family. Remains found last week buried near Fort Hood belong to Guillén and Army officials informed her family in Houston Sunday, attorney Natalie Khawam told The Associated Press. (Godofredo A. Vásquez/Houston Chronicle via AP)
(KWKT) — The U.S. Army released its findings Friday of an investigation into the events surrounding the death of Spc. Vanessa Guillen at Fort Hood.
Guillen died on April 22, 2020, killed by Spc. Aaron Robinson, officials believe. Investigators said in the report that Robinson managed to flee thanks to a series of missteps and fatally shot himself.
Among the report’s findings, investigators say Guillen was sexually harassed and reported it on two separate occasions. They say Guillen’s leaders failed to take appropriate action and that the allegations were not moved up the chain of command.
Investigators also say Robinson did not harass Guillen, but that he did sexually harass another soldier between April 2019 to September 2019.