Vanessa Guillen suspect Cecily Aguilar who helped dismember body posted revealing selfies two days after crime
A Texas woman who confessed to dismembering and burying the body of Vanessa Guillen reportedly posted revealing selfies with suggestive captions on Instagram days after the soldier disappeared. Cecily Aguilar is now facing one count of conspiracy to tamper with evidence after remains of Guillen were found in Belton, Texas, on June 30, and which were officially identified on July 6. If found guilty, the suspect would face up to 20 years in federal prison and a maximum $250,000 fine.
The 20-year-old private first-class disappeared on April 22 after she was last seen in the parking lot of the Regimental Engineer Squadron Headquarters, 3rd Cavalry Regiment at Ford Hood. Before her disappearance, Guillen told her family that she had been sexually harassed while at Fort Hood. Aguilar was arrested on July 1, the same day the primary suspect in the disappearance of Guillen, Aaron David Robinson -- a 20-year-old Army Specialist from Illinois also stationed at Fort Hood -- committed suicide. Reports have claimed that Aguilar was the estranged wife or girlfriend of Robinson.
In her confession, Aguilar told investigators that Robinson claimed to use a hammer to kill Guillen in a Fort Hood arms room before stuffing her body into a box to carry off the post. She is also reported to have said that Robinson picked her up from her work after that and both of them drove to a site near the Leon River. They then removed the limbs and head from the torso of dead Guillen with a "hatchet or ax and a machete-type knife," tried to burn the remains, and then buried the parts in three separate holes.
Even after these horrific incidences, Aguilar seemed unmoved as she was active on social media and posted a series of revealing selfies with on her Instagram account, the Dailt Mail reported. She posted suggestive captions often referring to dragons, secrets, and darkness along with her pictures. One of Aguilar’s pictures posted on April 24, two days after Guillen went missing, showed her posing in cutoff denim shorts and a low-cut tank top while the caption read: “She was born in fire/ Fierce to melt the iron/ You fell in love with a women/ Who knows how to tame the dragon/ Shes the targaryen of her own soul #beautifulgirls #babes #followme #thickwhitegirl”.
“The most dangerous women if all, is the one who refuses to rely on you to save her because she was never a Damsel in Distress” and “No one can make you feel [stet] inferior without your consent reads another caption from that day,” two other social media posts’ captions from that day read.
Again on May 1, two days after Guillen's disappearance was mentioned in a press conference held by Secretary of the Army Ryan D. McCarthy, Aguilar took to social media posting a selfie accompanied by a caption that read: “I loved her, the dark side of her. Any girl can play innocent but her demons are what drove me wild. Her secrets, her pain she mask with laughter, the darkness that she trys so hard to hide, thats what made me fall for her.” Another photo shared on May 1 with a caption said, “He showed her the darkest part of him, she said black is my favorite color💕”
While a third picture mentioned, “I will not have you without the darkness that hides within you/ I will not let you have me without the madness that makes me/ if our demons cannot dance neither can we”. Aguilar’s final post was on May 25 before she was arrested on July 1. The caption of the selfie read, “People who fight fire with fire end up with the ashes of Their own integrity” with a lot of hashtags.
Meanwhile, the woman’s former friend has told The Sun that Aguilar had “a very bad childhood” and that “she was easily manipulated, especially by men. She tried to seem like she was the leader, but when it came to men she tried to do whatever she could to please them”. “I think she just wanted to be loved, but she could have found that without all this, she's now ruined her life and the lives of so many others,” the friend added.