DiscoverMurder With My Husband120. Vanessa Guillen - The Murdered Soldier
120. Vanessa Guillen - The Murdered Soldier

120. Vanessa Guillen - The Murdered Soldier

Update: 2022-07-112


On this episode of MWMH, Payton and Garrett discuss the murder of 20-year-old, Vanessa 

Guillen, an Army soldier stationed at Fort Hood, Texas.


Case Sources:

The New York Times, “What to Know About the Death of Vanessa Guillen,” by Johnny Diaz, 

Maria Cramer and Christina Morales, April 30, 2021

Cecily Ann Aguilar Criminal Complaint, filed in U.S. District Court for the Western District of 

Texas, on July 2, 2020, Vanessa Guillen’s fiancé, closest friends detail upsetting investigation, by 

Allie Yang, Denise Martinez-ramundo, Natalie Cardenas, Chris Kilmer, and Abby Cruz, June 11, 


Eyewitness News, abc13, “New court documents in Vanessa Guillen case reveal possible 

motive for murder,” by Pooja Lodhia, May 24, 2022

The Washington Post, “Remains of missing soldier Vanessa Guillen likely found, family says, as 

suspect kills himself,” by Alex Horton and Arelis R. Hernandez, July 1, 2020

The Washington Post, “Fort Hood is named for a Confederate traitor. Is it time for ‘Fort 

Bevavidenz,’” by Alex Horton, November 11, 2020, “Ten Weeks: a Timeline of the search for Vanessa Guillen,” by Heather 

Osbourne, Jessica Priest, Javier Zarracina and Karl Gelles, USA TODAY NETWORK, July 10, 

2020, updated July 15, 2020, “Protesters cheer after judge denies motion from woman charged in Fort Hood 

soldier’s death,” by Staff, June 16, 2021, “Possible motive in Vanessa Guillen murder revealed in new court records,” by 

Rachel Nostrant, May 27, 2022, “DPS Report reveals motive in brutal Fort Hood killing of Vanessa Guillen,” by 

Angela Bonilla and KWTX staff, May 24, 2022, “Vanessa Guillen’s fiancé speaks out in 1 st national TV interview since her 

death: ‘They failed us,’” by Allie Yang, Denise Martinez-Ramundo, Natalie Cardenas, and Chris 

Kilmer, June 11, 2021, “Judge denies motion to throw out indictment of Cecily Aguilar, woman accused 

of dismembering, disposing of Vanessa Guillen’s body,” by Melissa Guz, January 20, 2022, “Legal Expert: Cecily Aguilar is entitled to due process,” by Bary Roy, January 20, 

2022, “No new trial date set in case of woman accused of covering up Guillen murder, 

but many court filings,” by Emily Hilley-Sierzchula, May 17, 2022

The U.S. Sun,, “Dumped, First picture of Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen’s 

grave where her remains were found ‘chopped up in cement,’” by Mollie Mansfield and Laura 

Gesauldi-Gilmore, July 2, 2020, “Breaking: Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen bludgeoned dead with hammer 

in armoy room, family lawyer says,” by Leigh Egan, July 2, 2020, “Cecily Aguilar: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know,” by Stephanie Dube Dwilson, 

September 16, 2020, “Fort Hood Army Base Guide”, “Fort Hood In-depth Overview”, “Vanessa Guillen’s sisters say Fort Hood memorial gate is a ‘step in the right 

direction’,” by Kyle Rempfer, April 20, 2021, “Keon Devonte Aguilar biography: 10 things about Cecily Aguilar’s husband,” 

by Erica Diaz Mendoza, April 5, 2021, “Aaron David Robinson biography: 13 things about US Army soldier in Fort 

Hood, Killeen, Texas,” by Erica Diaz Mendoza Lao, July 1, 2020, “Murder of Vanessa Giullen”

Assisted research and writing by Diane Birnholz



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120. Vanessa Guillen - The Murdered Soldier

120. Vanessa Guillen - The Murdered Soldier