Cecily Aguilar, charged with conspiracy to tamper with evidence last week in the disappearance and death of U.S. Army Spc. Vanessa Guillen at Fort Hood, appeared virtually at 11 a.m. in front of U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeffrey C. Manske, the Austin American-Statesman reports.
The hearing was an initial appearance. An arraignment, where Aguilar would be expected to enter a plea, has not been scheduled yet, officials said.
Officials released photos Thursday of two suspects: 20-year-old Spc. Aaron David Robinson of Illinois, and Cecily Aguilar, a 22-year-old Killeen, Texas resident. Aguilar was held without bond at the Bell County Jail.
An investigator with the U.S. Army said in a Thursday afternoon news conference that there are “no credible reports” that Spc. Vanessa Guillen was sexually harassed or assaulted before her disappearance in April despite her family's claims, KXAN-TV reports.
Investigators also said remains found this week have still not been identified.
The CID sent out a release Tuesday saying that due to extensive investigative work conducted by special agents, they returned to an area of interest close to the Leon River in Bell County for more investigative work in the search for Guillen.
After the CID received additional information, agents discovered what has been described as “partial human remains” after an analysis from a forensic anthropologist.
KWTX reports a resident smelled an unusual odor in the area Tuesday and called the Bell County Sheriff's Office, which found the remains in a shallow grave.