5 episodes

A podcast from Noticias Telemundo and The Story Lab.
Soon after soldier Vanessa Guillén told her mother someone at the Fort Hood military base had sexually harassed her, she went missing. The full story, as told in this podcast, is much deeper and complex: it is a story about a renowned military base with a long record of violence; disappearances; unreported sexual abuse; and a family who refused to stay quiet when the Army stonewalled them.
The podcast dives into the ripples of the MeToo movement in the U.S. Army, the hardships that Latino soldiers face, and the culture of violence and abuse that permeates the barracks.

Fort Hood: The Vanessa Guillén case Telemundo Network Group

    • True Crime
    • 4.7 • 27 Ratings

A podcast from Noticias Telemundo and The Story Lab.
Soon after soldier Vanessa Guillén told her mother someone at the Fort Hood military base had sexually harassed her, she went missing. The full story, as told in this podcast, is much deeper and complex: it is a story about a renowned military base with a long record of violence; disappearances; unreported sexual abuse; and a family who refused to stay quiet when the Army stonewalled them.
The podcast dives into the ripples of the MeToo movement in the U.S. Army, the hardships that Latino soldiers face, and the culture of violence and abuse that permeates the barracks.

    Killeen, Texas

    Killeen, Texas

    Vanessa Guillén spoke about the violence in Killenn with her mother. She didn’t like either the habits of her fellow soldiers or the leisure activities in Killeen.

    The soldier-related crime that had the biggest impact in 2020, not counting the deaths of Vanessa Guillén and Gregory Morales, was that of soldier Brandon Rosecrans. Twenty-seven-year-old Brandon was shot four times and killed on May 18 in Harker Heights, 10 minutes away from Killeen.

    • 32 min
    Two Americas

    Two Americas

    Vanessa Guillén´s family doesn’t believe Aaron Robinson was the only one guilty, and Gloria Guillén still thinks that the sergeant about whom her daughter spoke was behind all this.

    22% of the soldiers at Fort Hood are Hispanic, a percentage disproportionate to their presence in the United States as a whole, which is 16%. Almost 70 years on, Vanessa’s disappearance rekindles the debate about the treatment of Latin soldiers.

    • 27 min
    Leon River

    Leon River

    False clues start piling up in Vanessa Guillén’s case. First, authorities search for her cellphone. Then, following the directions of a sniffer dog, they look for her near a bridge on the Leon River.

    Almost a year before Vanessa disappeared, in August 2019, another soldier, Gregory Morales, was declared a deserter. But his mother, Kim Wedel, never accepted that he disappeared voluntarily.

    • 32 min
    Predators

    Predators

    Vanessa Guillén has disappeared. Her mother, Gloria, asks that Fort Hood’s gates be locked so no one can leave the base. She also tells high command what her daughter confided about a harassing superior: the man in the showers.

    The Army questions two new witnesses who saw specialist Aaron Robinson leave the armory where Vanessa was last seen. He was carrying something large and heavy that got their attention.

    • 28 min
    The Fort

    The Fort

    Vanessa Guillén arrives in 2019 at Fort Hood, Texas. Months later, her mother realizes Vanessa is hiding a secret and demands that she reveal it to her. We go inside the largest military base in the world to search for answers.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

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Heartbreaking but necessary

I honestly wasn’t sure what to expect because Vanessa’s story is well known but like many victims a lot of true crime podcasts exploit their story. This podcast however is extremely enlightening and focuses on both empathy for Vanessa, her family and survivors of trauma like myself. It’s infuriating to know what she and many other women go through in the military and although I’ve never served or wanted to, I have so much respect for the women that do. This particular podcast needs to be heard so I plan to share it with as many as I can

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