BELL COUNTY, TX. (THECOUNT) — Human remains were found Tuesday during the search for missing woman, Vanessa Guillen, in Bell County, Texas, according to the Army Criminal Investigation Division.

The Army CID said additional information led them to return to the area of a search for Guillen that was conducted last week near the Leon River.


The Army CID issued the following statement:

Due to extensive investigative work conducted by Special Agents from the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, agents have returned to an area of interest close to the Leon River, Bell County, Texas for more investigative work in the search for PFC Vanessa Guillen. After receiving additional information, agents have discovered what has been described as partial human remains after analysis from a forensic anthropologist. Army CID agents are currently on scene with the Texas Rangers, the FBI and Bell County Sheriff’s Department. No confirmation as to the identity of the remains has been made at this point and we ask for the media and public’s understanding that the identification process can take time.

Due to the ongoing criminal investigation, no further information will be released at this time.

The search is near Little River Academy at 436 Leon River Bridge. It’s the same area authorities were searching on June 22.


Geo quick facts: Bell County is a county located in the central part of the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 310,235. Its county seat is Belton. The county was founded in 1850 and is named for Peter Hansborough Bell, the third governor of Texas – Wikipedia.