“We still don’t even know the truth, why would they do this to an innocent person? … killed her and after she’s killed, just do all that stuff to her (that) I can’t even say,” Guillen’s sister, Lupe Guillen, told the Estefans.
“Why? That’s my question every single day, why? Why? Why her? And I ask to God: ‘¿Por qué ella? ¿Por qué de todos los que existimos, por qué le hicieron eso a ella?’ (Why her? Out of everyone in existence, why did they do that to her?),” she added.
Guillen’s mom told Gloria Estefan how she started noticing her daughter’s weight loss and mental state decline months before she went missing. When she confronted Guillen, she described a culture of sexual harassment at the military base.
“Acosan a las muchachas y no dicen nada por miedo (They harass girls and they don’t speak up out of fear),” said Gloria Guillen, recalling a conversation with her daughter.
She was bludgeoned to death with a hammer in the armory room where she worked. Her body was transported from the military installation by her killer, Khawam said, citing details the family learned during a meeting with Army investigators.
The main suspect in Guillen’s disappearance, another Fort Hood soldier, Spc. Aaron Robinson, killed himself in July, when he was confronted by police in Killeen, Texas. Texas Rangers arrested another civilian suspect in connection with the case, according to CID.
Khawam has previously said the family told her that Guillen was planning to file a harassment complaint against Robinson.