Vanessa Guillen killed with hammer, body dismembered and burned, affidavit says

Human remains found in concrete-like substance and buried along Leon River

Army specialist Vanessa Guillen
Army specialist Vanessa Guillen (KSAT)

FORT HOOD, Texas – A gruesome affidavit from the FBI details the investigation surrounding the death of specialist Vanessa Guillen.

The information in the affidavit stems from an FBI investigation into Guillen’s disappearance, in addition to an interview with 22-year-old Cecily Aguilar, who has been charged with one count of conspiracy to tamper with evidence, conducted Tuesday.

Aguilar and 20-year-old Army Specialist Aaron Robinson, who fatally shot himself in Killeen on Wednesday, have been identified as the two suspects in Guillen’s death. A press release from Fort Hood identified Aguilar as the estranged wife of a former Fort Hood soldier.

According to a criminal complaint, Aguilar was Robinson’s girlfriend and he shared an off-post residence with her.

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Cecily Aguilar, 22, (left) was charged in connection with the disappearance of Vanessa Guillen. U.S. Army Specialist Aaron Robinson, 20, (right) who officials say committed suicide this week, is accused of killing Guillen. (KPRC)

According to the affidavit, Aguilar said Robinson struck Guillen in the head with a hammer multiple times on April 22 inside an arms room at Fort Hood, killing her.

Robinson then placed Guillen’s body inside a large “tough box” with wheels, which two witnesses at Fort Hood say they saw Robinson load into his vehicle the same day. They told investigators that the box appeared to be very heavy in weight when Robinson wheeled it out of the arms room.

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