FORT HOOD, Texas – The Bell County Sheriff’s Office has just confirmed to FOX44 that 22-year-old Cecily Anne Aguilar was the civilian arrested in connection to the Vanessa Guillen case.
Aguilar is charged with Tampering and Fabricating Physical Evidence with Intent to Impair a Human Corpse.
According to the complaint (attached below), 20-year-old U.S. Army Specialist Aaron Robinson told Aguilar he killed a female soldier by striking her in the head with a hammer while on Fort Hood on April 22. Robinson further admitted to Aguilar he transferred the woman’s body off of Fort Hood to a remote site in Bell County.
Subsequently, Robinson enlisted the help of Aguilar in disposing of the dead woman’s body. The complaint further alleges that at a later time, Aguilar recognized the deceased – whom she helped Robinson mutilate and dispose of – as Vanessa Guillen. The remains found in Bell County have yet to be formally identified by authorities.
The complaint further states that earlier this week, Robinson shot and killed himself when confronted by police. Upon conviction, Aguilar faces up to 20 years in federal prison and a maximum $250,000 fine. She remains in custody at this time in the Bell County Jail, and is awaiting her initial appearance in federal court in Waco. The hearing is expected to take place early next week.
Agents and investigators from USACID, FBI, Texas Rangers, Bell County Sheriff’s Office, Killeen Police
Department, Belton Police Department, Texas Parks and Wildlife and the U.S. Marshals Service are continuing to investigate this case. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Mark Frazier and Greg Gloff are prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.
You can view the complaint below:
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Fort Hood officials held a press conference Thursday afternoon to address recent discoveries in the Vanessa Guillen case.
At the meeting, Fort Hood officials say they have conducted over 3,000 interviews in the case. They say the soldier that killed himself, Aaron Robinson, was not Guillen’s superior and was not in her chain of command.
However, the press briefing left more questions unanswered in the case. Fort Hood officials made one thing clear – they say the remains found this week are still not identified and the investigation is ongoing.
Officials say they are still investigating their actions, and how Robinson was involved with Guillen.
Officials couldn’t say anything more about the civilian suspect, other that she is still in jail. They are still waiting on the DNA analysis from the remains found this week.
For more information, you can view our previous story here.