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They find alive a Latino soldier who had been declared missing at the Fort Bliss base

2021-07-31T03:01:08.963Z

Sergeant Daniel A. Soto de Jesús was found after he was absent from work on Monday and was no longer seen. The case recalls the murder of private Vanessa Guillén, whose disappearance was not investigated in a timely manner by the military authorities, according to an independent report.



Sergeant Daniel A. Soto de Jesús, who had been declared missing when he was absent from the military base of Fort Bliss, Texas, where he was stationed, was found alive as confirmed this Friday by the authorities of the 1st Armored Division .

Army officials did not offer further information on his whereabouts or the reason for his absence.

"Our priority continues to be the safety and well-being of this soldier and his family," they said

in a press release.

"In an effort to respect the privacy of the sergeant and the family of Soto de Jesús, no further details are provided at this time," they added.

Sergeant Daniel A. Soto de Jesús, who is stationed at the Fort Bliss base, in his military uniform.Telemundo 40

Soto de Jesús had been seen on Monday at 10:14 am local time, wearing the service uniform of Battalion 2-37, before he was considered missing.

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He did not show up for work on Tuesday morning

, so his closest relatives were immediately notified.

This case becomes relevant in light of the murder of the Latina soldier Vanessa Guillén last year, which uncovered the tangle and bureaucratic laziness that families of soldiers who disappear from the bases or are victims of a crime within of them.

Guillén's family reported her sudden disappearance to the military authorities that same night, after not hearing from her all day, but the officers ruled out opening an investigation that Wednesday, April 22.

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"They concluded that she was in no known danger

,

"

a group of independent researchers discovered months later.

The base also did not issue a warning to local police agencies to be alert.

Due to the attention that the case attracted, the military authorities have re-examined the way in which they handle cases of sexual abuse and possible disappearances, immediately notifying relatives and local authorities, to take advantage of the first hours of the alleged disappearance, which according to experts are the most crucial.

With information from Telemundo 40.

Source: telemundo

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