Authorities search for missing Latino soldier from Fort Hood in Texas


Los Angeles, Jun 27 (EFE News) .- The Emergency Services Directorate of the Fort Hood military base in Texas is requesting this Sunday the help of the public to find a Latino soldier who has been missing for five days.

Specialist Abram Salas II did not show up for work last Wednesday, June 23, military authorities said in a post on their social networks this weekend in which they shared photos of the Hispanic.

Neither the authorities nor the soldier’s family have known of his whereabouts since last Wednesday, so they are asking for help from the public to locate him.

Salas, a native of El Paso, Texas, reportedly left the Fort Hood facility without explaining to his superiors.

The Army said the Hispanic could be driving a white four-door Dodge Dart with Texas license plate NFP-2796.

The Hispanic soldier was described as 5 feet 6 inches tall, with black hair and brown eyes.

“The initial investigation has determined that Salas left for unknown reasons of his own free will and there is reliable and credible information that he may be in the San Antonio area,” the military authorities detailed in their message.

They added that Army officers are in constant contact with Salas’ unit and his family to ensure their health and safety.

Fort Hood is the largest US military base in the world, housing more than 45,000 troops on an 87,000-acre estate south of Austin, Texas.

The base made headlines last year after the disappearance of specialist Vanessa Guillén,

The 20-year-old Latina soldier was last seen alive on April 22 and the remains of her mutilated body were found near the León River on June 30, weeks after her family reported the disappearance of the woman. young man, who had told them that he was the victim of sexual harassment at the base.

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Guillén’s death and what his family has denounced as negligence in the military investigation drew public attention to the persistence of sexual harassment within the Armed Forces and numerous reports of this abuse were published on social media

Another soldier, Aaron Robinson, 20, the main suspect in Guillén’s death, committed suicide on July 1 as police were to arrest him.