New details emerge as soldier’s family demands answers

Authorities made a disturbing discovery in the case of Vanessa Guillen, who disappeared in April after she told her family she was the victim of sexual harassment.
2:44 | 07/03/20

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Back now with the demand for justice for soldier Vanessa Guillen who disappeared in April after telling her family that she was the victim of sexual harassment. Now two months later, authorities have made a disturbing discovery. Diane Macedo has the very latest. Diane, good morning. Reporter: Whit, good morning to you. So after all this time after private first class Vanessa Guillen vanished from ft. Hood the justice department is painting a gruesome picture of her death saying her alleged killer not only confessed to this newly named suspect but that that suspect also helped him dispose of her body. Now Guillen's family is demanding more answers including was that body found, in fact, Vanessa Guillen's? Overnight federal prosecutors formally charging 22-year-old Cecily Aguilar in connection with the disappearance of 20-year-old ft. Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen. According to the complaint Aguilar is charged with one count of conspiracy to tamper with evidence accused of helping another soldier, Aaron Robinson, dispose of Guillen's body. Robinson, a suspect in Guillen's disappearance died by suicide Wednesday morning after being confronted by police and federal that came a day after investigators found human remains about 20 miles away from the base. But while Guillen's family believes those remains are hers, the army has not independently confirmed that. Private first class Vanessa Guillen was last seen on April 22nd just before noon at a parking lot outside of her barracks. Authorities say her car key, room key, I.D. And wallet were later found in the armory room where she works. But Guillen was nowhere in sight. Her family says before she went missing, Guillen told them she had been sexually harassed by a superior but didn't report it out of fear of retaliation. She was afraid to report it. She reported it to her friends and her family. She even reported it to other soldiers on base. But she didn't want to do a formal report because she was afraid of retaliation and being blackballed and she like most victims tried to deal with it herself. Reporter: The army said it's investigating those sexual harassment claims but after months of pleading for answers her family is criticizing the army for taking too long to act. Since she was little she wanted to join the army to have better opportunities for herself and for my parents, to be someone in life. To be someone important. That's why she wanted to join, to protect and serve yet they failed her. Reporter: Aguilar in custody awaiting her initial appearance in federal court. Meanwhile, Guillen's family is demanding a congressional investigation and league of united latin-american citizens are earning all women especially Latina women to not enlist in the army unless there are assurances they will be protected for when serving our country. Thank you. Coming up, the governor of Delaware is joining us live, how

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