Houston, Texas. – The mayor of Houston Sylvester Turner proclaimed the July 11 As the Vanessa Guillén’s day, the murdered Hispanic soldier who has disappeared since April and whose remains were barely found in days past.
“Vanessa was one of us, from the southeast of this city, from Chávez High School, he even participated in the youth programs of the city of Houston and later served our country, ” said the mayor.
He added that the fight to clarify what happened with the soldier will continue and moments later he made the proclamation.
“I, Sylvester Turner, Mayor of Houston, have the privilege represented by everyone in this city to proclaim this day, as Vanessa Guillén Day,” he said.
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner proclaimed July 11 as Vanessa Guillén Day
In the event that took place on Saturday, July 11, at 5:00 pm, hundreds of people gathered in the Foodarama Market parking lot from where the caravan left for the Taquería Del Sol, where it was later taken hold a vigil to honor memory Guillén.
Soldier Vanessa Guillén, 20, was reported as disappeared on April 22, when she was last seen in the parking lot of her Regional Engineer Squadron headquarters at Fort Hood.
After more than 70 days, Guillén was found near the military base and on July 5 his family confirmed that it was the soldier.
An investigation by the FBI revealed that soldier Aaron Robinson took a hammer and hit Vanessa even killing her inside a weapons room at the Fort Hood military base in Killeen, Texas.
In the case of Vanessa Guillén, It has shaken the entire United States at the development of her disappearance and death. Peaceful protests to demand responses have continued, on July 4, dozens of people marched in the city of Houston where the soldier grew up and murals have been painted in various Texas cities and across the nation in honor of the Hispanic one.