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March for Vanessa Guillen held on the bay front

Posted at 10:06 PM, Jul 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-05 23:06:29-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Dozens of people lined up at the Corpus Christi bay front Sunday evening to remember Vanessa Guillen, the Fort Hood Army soldier who’s remains were found on Tuesday and identified today.

The Houston native’s disappearance shook many, including the Coastal Bend Community. That’s why local army veteran Geneva Aguirre organized a march. She mentioned Vanessa isn’t the only victim out there.

“I have a very good friend, who is a dear friend of mine, and she was a victim and she was silenced,” said Aguirre.

The march for Vanessa began with a prayer, then everyone, with their signs and sympathy, marched in solidarity for the lost soldier. Aguirre said the march was all about seeking justice for Vanessa and others in similar situations.

“We're asking for justice and for all those veterans who haven't had justice,” said Aguirre. “And for those people who have died and their families who have not gotten answers.”

Aguirre told KRIS 6 losing a loved one the way Vanessa lost her life, is a pain no family should have to endure and she’s happy to show her support all the way in the Coastal Bend.

“Those people in Killeen, Texas still fighting for justice, I just want to say let's just keep fighting until we get answers and until Vanessa gets justice.”

A candlelight vigil was also held at the Water Gardens.