The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) has known as for a third-party investigation into the disappearance of Military soldier Vanessa Guillen and urged ladies not to join the military.
“We’re asking all ladies, particularly Latina ladies or their households: Do not enlist within the military till we’ve assurance they are going to be protected and brought care of once they serve our nation,” President of the LULAC Domingo Garcia mentioned in an announcement. “And right now I just don’t believe the military is capable of doing that because of what happened to Vanessa Guillen.”
Guillen, a 20-year-old girl from Houston, was stationed at Fort Hood, Texas, when she disappeared in April. Human stays, believed to be Guillen, had been present in what has been described as a shallow grave close to the Leon River in Bell County.
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The household of Guillen has additionally known as for a congressional investigation into the Military’s dealing with of her disappearance. They and their lawyer, Natalie Khawam, have mentioned they imagine that the Military had been gradual to examine the disappearance. One of two alleged suspects was arrested this week.
The U.S. Military Felony Investigation Command (CID) and LULAC had reportedly pledged $25,000 in return for data relating to the suspects prior to the arrest this week.
“We lost a life. We lost a beautiful young soldier,” Khawam mentioned. “Enough is enough.”
Guillen’s household imagine the Military was gradual to examine as a result of she had beforehand reported that she had been sexually harassed. Guillen’s youthful sister Lupe, accused the Military of purposefully masking up the case in the course of the seek for Guillen.
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“They lied to our faces each single day,” Lupe Guillen said. “How can this occur on a military base whereas she was on responsibility?”
“There’s cameras in all places, so it is actually unattainable for her to disappear there from the most important military base in the US with out anybody understanding or discovering out,” Garcia mentioned.
Guillen reportedly meant to file a sexual harassment declare in opposition to Aaron David Robinson earlier than she went lacking.
Talking at a press convention Wednesday, Khawam advised reporters that Guillen had been killed with a hammer by alleged attacker, Robinson, and his girlfriend, Cecily Anne Aguilar. The suspects then allegedly tried to burn her physique earlier than dismembering her with a machete.
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Robinson reportedly died by suicide after police confronted him.
The case has sparked a social media following underneath the #IamVanessaGuillen which present and former troopers at the moment are utilizing to share their experiences of sexual harassment and assault within the military.
The Military CID has launched an investigation into Guillen’s claims of sexual harassment.