Ms Guillen, a small-arms repairer with the 3rd Cavalry Regiment, is originally from Houston, Texas - about miles km from Fort Hood. The suspect was a junior soldier at Fort Hood who had fled his post on Wednesday, according to the Army Criminal Investigation Command.
After her disappearance around noon on 22 April, Ms Guillen's car and barracks keys, ID card and wallet were found in the armoury room where she had been earlier that day. The 3rd Cavalry Regiment has launched a separate investigation regarding those claims.
Army spokesman Chris Grey said the partial remains were found in an osldier of interest" agents had returned to in the search for Ms Guillen. Earlier, the Army announced a tip led investigators to discover partial human remains in an "area of interest" in the search for Ms Guillen.
Another civilian suspect is in custody. For sharing media captionVanessa Guillen family: "My sister is a human being, and I soldier justice" A suspect in the case of a soldier who disappeared from her Texas military base in April took his own looking as police were closing in, officials say. A Texas state legislator who has been working with Ms Guillen's family told reporters last week Army officials suspected "foul play" in the case. The suspect was an active duty soldier.
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Her disappearance prompted rallies in Fort Hood and her native Houston. The second suspect, a civilian, who is the estranged wife of a former soldier at the base, is in custody and awaiting charges.
Mayra Guillen, another sister, said she had encountered the suspect the day after the young soldier's disappearance. Speaking at a news conference in Washington DC on Wednesday, the family called for a congressional investigation into the Fort Hood base.