Where is Abram Salas II? Fort Hood soldier goes missing days after marrying woman he just met
Abram Salas II, whose social media posts show him to be deeply religious, had posted extensively about Vanessa Guillen last year
A year after he shared about 20-year-old soldier Vanessa Guillen's mysterious disappearance, Fort Hood soldier Abram Salas II has gone missing under suspicious circumstances. The 21-year-old soldier from El Paso, Texas, got married to an unnamed woman on June 18, 2021, without the knowledge of his family. He had reportedly met her only two weeks before marrying and did not introduce her to his family either.
Salas II's aunt Teresa Kiphen revealed, "He got married and everybody found out about it on social media, and no one knew about this person before.” The family's efforts to contact him have been unsuccessful despite seeking the help of law enforcement and his chain of command at Fort Hood. A statement on his disappearance was released by Fort Hood on June 27, 2021. Meanwhile, his family is suspecting foul play connected with his newlywed wife.
Abram Salas II's disappearance comes after the brutal murder of Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen. She was killed and dismembered by fellow soldier Aaron David Robinson, who killed himself as the police authorities tried to arrest him. Incidentally, Abram Salas II's Facebook profile shows that he had shared about Vanessa Guillen's disappearance last year. Meanwhile, between Guillen and Salas II's disappearances, two Navajo soldiers have died at Fort Hood, prompting Congress to investigate the cases of deaths, disappearances, and sexual assaults at the Army base.
Where is Abram Salas II?
Abram Salas II was registered missing after he failed to report for work on June 23, 2021. According to the Fort Hood officials, he left the base on his own but his reasons are not known. His family is claiming that the young soldier moved out of military barracks around two weeks before went missing, and that was when he presumably met the woman he married.
The statement released by Fort Hood mentions, "The Fort Hood Directorate of Emergency Services, commonly known as DES, is seeking the public’s help in locating missing Fort Hood Soldier, Spc. Abram Salas II. On June 23, Spc. Salas’ unit reported that he failed to report to work. Attempts to contact Salas by law enforcement, his chain-of-command and his Family have been unsuccessful. Salas is a Hispanic male, 5 feet 6 inches tall, with black hair and brown eyes. He may be driving a 4-door, white Dodge Dart with a Texas license plate NFP-2796."
They further added, "Initial investigation appears that Salas left for unknown reasons on his own accord and reliable credible information exists that he may be in the San Antonio area."
Presently, his parents have traveled to the Fort Hood base from El Paso to inquire about their missing son. While they are suspecting his wife's involvement in the incident, Salas II seemed truly happy after his wedding, as evident from his heartfelt post on Facebook.
"Breaking news everyone
Happiest choice I could of ever made today…
I didn’t understand what God was trying to do in my life but I thank God for putting this special woman in my life
I am a married man now
“Till death of us apart”
“He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the Lord.”
Proverbs 18:22 ," he wrote on the June 18 post.
He also updated his Facebook status as 'Got Married' on the same day. His posts and captions on Facebook show him to be a man of faith.
"Please please please wherever you are call somebody in the family please. And if anybody knows anything please just say something," his uncle Jamie Miranda pleaded while talking to KWTX.
A few individuals claimed to have seen him as one commented on the Fort Hood press release, "Their was a similar face 2-3 days ago in Navarre Fl Beach. He kept walking past me over and over again for these days." Another claimed to have seen him driving in his car.