The Texas woman who admitted to helping dismember and dispose of the body of a murdered soldier posted a series of revealing selfies on Instagram afterwards, accompanying them with suggestive captions.
Cecily Aguilar, 22, of Killeen, Texas, faces one count of conspiracy to tamper with evidence, connected with the April 22 disappearance of US Army Specialist Vanessa Guillen, 20.
Guillen disappeared after she told her family that she had been sexually harassed while at Fort Hood, Texas. Her burned remains were found in Belton, Texas, on June 30 and officially identified on July 6.
Cecily Aguilar, 22, told authorities that she helped dismember and dispose of soldier Vanessa Guillen’s body. Two days after Guillen’s April 22 disappearance, Aguilar posted a series of selfies on Instagram, including this photo
One of Aguilar’s April 24 selfies was accompanied by this caption, which referenced dragons
Guillen disappeared on April 22 after she told her family that she was being sexually harassed while at Fort Hood in Texas. Her remains were found on June 30
Aguilar was arrested on July 1, the same day that Army specialist Aaron Robinson, 20, killed himself as investigators closed in on him. According to reports, Robinson was either Aguilar’s estranged husband or boyfriend.
Aguilar told investigators that Robinson claimed to have used a hammer to beat to death Guillen in a Fort Hood arms room, then stuffed her body into a box to carry off post.
She said that Robinson picked her up from work, showed Guillen’s body to her, and together they tried to dispose of the body using multiple methods over the course of several days, USA Today reported.
Two days after Guillen’s disappearance, Aguilar took to Instagram to post a series of revealing ‘work’ selfies, in which she wears cutoff denim shorts and a low-cut tank top.
Aguilar (in mug shots) was arrested on July 1, the day after telling authorities that she had helped dispose of Guillen’s body at Army specialist Aaron Robinson’s request
Aguilar posted numerous selfies from work in the wake of Guillen’s disappearance and the search for her whereabouts, including this one from May 1, mentioning demons
Aguilar also posted this selfie on May 1, which mentioned darkness and demons
In the weeks leading up to the discovery of Guillen’s body, Aguilar posted selfies with captions mentioning God and integrity. Her last posts were made on May 25
Two of the final captions Aguilar wrote to accompany a series of selfies posted on Instagram
The selfies were accompanied by various suggestive quotes, often referring to dragons, secrets and darkness.
‘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,’ read one of the April 24 post captions.
‘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 yoibfeel [stet] inferior with out your consent reads another caption from that day,’ read two other captions from that day.
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 returned with more selfies apparently taken at the gas station where she worked.
‘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,’ the photo caption read.
Another caption for a photo posted that day stated: ‘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.’
As the search for Guillen intensified, Aguilar returned on May 22 with more selfies.
‘Fall in love with who you are becoming an [stet] the world can adjust,’ she wrote in one caption, adding in another that ‘You cant break something that God is protecting.’
Her final Instagram post, on May 25, was a selfie that stated, ‘People who fight fire with fire end up with the ashes of Their own integrity.’
Army specialist Aaron Robinson (pictured) killed himself while police were trying to take him into custody on July 1. He was their main suspect in Guillen’s death at the time of his suicide
The Army said Guillen (pictured) and Robinson were posted at Fort Hood, but they were in different commands and worked in different buildings
A former friend of Aguilar’s 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.’
The friend added that ‘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.’
Aguilar was arrested after telling investigators that Robinson had asked her to help him dispose of Guillen’s body, including mutilating and attempting to burn it, authorities said in an affidavit, KHOU reported.
When the body didn’t completely burn, Aguilar allegedly said that they buried the remains in three different holes.
Two days after she posted her first set of revealing selfies on Instagram, Aguilar and Robinson allegedly returned to the burial scene in an effort to more completely dispose of Guillen’s body.
During her June 30 police interview, Aguilar said that Robinson had picked her up at her gas station job on either April 22 or early April 23. He then allegedly took her to a site near the Leon River, where he had already placed the box containing Guillen’s body.
Authorities said asked Aguilar to call Robinson. During the call, which authorities were listening in on, Robinson did not deny what they had supposedly done to Guillen and also was heard saying, ‘Baby, they found the pieces. They found pieces.’
Before she died, Guillen’s relatives said that she had told them she was being sexually harassed and was too afraid to come forward about it.
An Army official told ABC News that during the Army’s Criminal Investigation Command’s investigation into her disappearance, they found information suggesting that she may have experienced harassment at the base.
The harassment, however, did not appear to be sexual, although investigators said that found that some of the comments made about Guillen were sexual in nature.
Army investigators also found that neither the harassment nor the comments stemmed from Robinson.
The Army said that Guillen and Robinson were not in the same command and did not work in the same building.
Army investigators also said that they didn’t find any evidence of a relationship between Guillen and Robinson, other than a professional one, after checking phone records and text messages.
Robinson fatally shot himself on July 1 while police were trying to take him into custody.
Aguilar could face 20 years in jail and a $250,000 fine if convicted of her charge.