Aaron David Robinson was a United States Army soldier from Calumet City, Cook County, Illinois, USA. He was stationed at the Fort Hood military base in Killeen, Texas, USA.
Robinson fled the Fort Hood military base on June 30, 2020. An hour after midnight on July 1, 2020, he was found walking in the 4700 block of East Rancier Avenue in Killeen, which is around 10 miles from Fort Hood.
The U.S. Marshals Service, Killeen Police Department and the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force approached Robinson. The soldier turned a gun on himself and pulled the trigger.
At 1:17 a.m. on July 1, 2020, Robinson was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Garland Potvin, according to Killeen Police Department News. Here are 13 facts about the Calumet City native:
- He was born on August 9, 1999.
- He was 5’11” and weighed 200 lbs.
- He was an active duty junior soldier.
- He attended Thornton Fractional North High School in Calumet City. He was a varsity football player there.
- In October 2017, he joined the Army as a combat engineer.
- In 2018, he was deployed to Iraq for around seven months.
- He was a person of interest in the disappearance of Vanessa Guillen.
- He worked in an adjacent building from where Guillen worked. He was not her superior.
- He was in a relationship with Cecily Aguilar, wife of former U.S. Army soldier Keon Devonte Aguilar. In December 2019, he moved in with Keon and Cecily.
- He was accused of sexually assaulting Guillen. He allegedly sat down and watched after walking in on her while she was showering at the Fort Hood military base.
- He used a hammer to bludgeon Guillen to death, hid her body in a Pelican case, stored it to the side of the armory room where she was working, left to buy supplies and returned to take the case to the Leon River area in Bell County, Texas.
- Because he could not dispose of Guillen by himself, he enlisted the help of Aguilar, who helped him hack Guillen’s body apart using a machete, encase the body parts with cement and get rid of evidence.
- Before his death, Guillen’s sister Mayra Guillen spoke to him when she visited the Fort Hood base during the search for her sister. He was dismissive and laughed in her face, WHIO quoted Mayra as saying.
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