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El Pasoans join outcry seeking justice for Texas soldier Vanessa Guillen

EL PASO, Texas -- While many El Pasons were out grilling hot dogs and burgers in observance of the July 4th holiday, others took to Grandview Park demanding justice for Vanessa Guillen.

The group made up of roughly 50 held the protest for the slain Army specialist who went missing on April 23rd in the parking lot of her barracks at Texas' Fort Hood and is now presumed dead.

Members of the protests held signs asking for justice for Guillen, and demanding answers from military officials.

Organizers told ABC-7 they wanted the community to come together in honor of Guillen and her family. Many participants said they wanted their voices to be heard as the criminal investigation into Guillen's disappearance and her apparent murder continue.

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JC Navarrete

El Paso native JC Navarrete co-anchors ABC-7’s weekend newscasts and reports during the week.



  1. I share the anger and frustration on the apparent murder of Ms Vanessa Guillen. What I don’t understand what it is or what good it will do to protest. What exactly are these people protesting? From what I see Ms Guillen is being given top priority in the investigation. The loss of life is taken very seriously by the military when it one of their own. How about chilling and letting the authorities run the investigation thru its conclusion.

    1. they did the investigation and out was a African american soldier that killed her. During questioning he ran off and commited suicide. Why these “protesters” don’t know that is beyond me……oh yeah ours cause there morons

      1. I didn’t know the outcome of the investigation. I can understand a vigil. A moment of silence. But a protest? If we know who killed her and he’s dead, what is the protest about? I smell some type of law suit for political reasons, not anything to do with this young lady’s life. All these cockroaches seem to be jumping on the bandwagon of the BLMers. Marxist pigs all of them.

        1. They had the guy pegged pretty quick but he offed himself. They arrested two other people as well and aren’t looking for anymore suspects. It’s not hard info to find so the “protest” is worthless

    1. Also the same generation that got put on time-out instead of getting a belt across their butt, that got participation trophies and that got an “award” at school even if they didn’t earn it. This lawlessness our country is seeing today is a direct result.

  2. The truth of the matter is she was viciously and brutally killed by a fellow deranged soldier who was black. So what are they protesting? The article fails to mention that her family members want Ft Hood permanently shut down which will never happen.

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