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Skeletal remains found near Fort Hood military base identified as missing soldier

Greg Morales, a soldier from Ft. Hood who had been missing.

KILLEEN, Texas -- An anonymous tip that led investigators in Killeen to skeletal remains nearby the Fort Hood military base was identified Saturday by a relative as one of two missing soldiers.

The mother of Gregory Wedel-Morales confirmed to ABC affiliate KTRK that the body found on Friday was of her son.

Wedel-Morales was last seen on Aug. 19, 2019 driving in a KIA Rio that was later recovered by authorities.

The Private Second Class' disappearance heightened the search for Vanessa Guillen, a Private First Class solider, who has been missing since April 22.

Guillen, 20, was last seen in the parking lot of her Regimental Engineer Squadron Headquarters at the military base and has not been heard from since.

"Her car keys, barracks room key, identification card and wallet were later found in the armory room where she was working earlier in the day. She was last seen in the parking lot wearing a black t-shirt and purple fitness-type pants," officials said in a Facebook post on June 15.

The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command and The League of United Latin American Citizens are offering a reward of up to $50,000 -- $25,000 each -- for credible information leading to Guillen's whereabouts.

Guillen's family and their attorney Natalie Khawam said that there were allegations of sexual harassment happening on the base.

"There were a few incidents where she had told her colleagues, her friends, her family about being sexually harassed but she was afraid to report it," Khawam told KTRK.

Military officials disputed the allegations made by Guillen's supporters and that her disappearance is tied to Wedel-Morales' case.

"At this point, investigators have no credible information or report that Vanessa Guillen was sexually assaulted," officials said.

"We are completely committed to finding Vanessa and aggressively going after every single piece of credible information and every lead in this investigation," said Chris Grey, a spokesman for Army Criminal Investigation Division. "We will not stop until we find Vanessa."

Guillen's disappearance has caught the attention of actress Salma Hayek who has made at least two Instagram posts to bring attention to the case.

Over 150 people have been interviewed and multiple law enforcement agencies like the FBI are involved with the investigation, officials said.

Guillen is described as of Hispanic descent, 5 foot 2 inches, 126 pounds, and has black hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information related to Guillen's case can submit anonymous tips at

Killeen Police Department are seeking tips related to the skeletal remains and are asking the public to call Crime Stoppers at 254-526-TIPS (8477) or go online at

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