Not long after a petition was started to shut down Fort Hood as more details have been released in the case of Spc. Vanessa Guillen, another petition was started on www.change.org for President Donald Trump to order flags flown at half-staff in honor of Guillen.
On Tuesday, human remains were found near the Leon River in Bell County. A positive identification has yet to be made on the remains, but the family of Guillen and the director of a search team believe the remains are hers.
As of 6 p.m. Friday, the petition, which was started by James Vaughan, had more than 6,800 signatures with an extended goal of 7,500.
The Department of Justice, United States Attorney’s Office in Waco, released an affidavit Thursday with more details of the case after Killeen resident Cecily Anne Aguilar was accused of tampering or fabricating physical evidence.
The affidavit said that Aguilar told investigators that she helped dispose of the body of a woman she thought was Guillen after she said Spc. Aaron Robinson, another armorer, told her he killed her.
Robinson took his own life early Wednesday after being confronted by Killeen police, the department said in a news release Wednesday morning.
Another petition, calling for President Trump or Congress to shut down Fort Hood, had more than 465,000 signatures as of 6 p.m. Friday.