TEXAS — This past weekend, people have shown numerous displays of support for Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen.

What You Need To Know

  • Vanessa Guillen was bludgeoned to death at Fort Hood by a soldier

  • Lawmakers calling for a full accounting of the circumstances

On Sunday, people in Austin held a peaceful march and candlelight vigil in East Austin remembrance of Guillen. Austin Mayor Pro Tem Delia Garza spoke at the event. There was also a video statement from Texas Congressman Lloyd Doggett.

"So many mothers, sisters and young women everywhere see themselves and their daughters and sisters in Vanessa,” said Rep. Doggett. “A young Latina with so many hopes and dreams, committed to serving her country and protecting all of us. Now we are left asking why and how this could have happened."

On Saturday the group Reliable Revolutionaries marched through downtown San Antonio in solidarity with Guillen's loved ones. They reflected on the way non-white soldiers are treated in the military and talked about the tolerance of abuse toward women.

Investigators say another Fort Hood soldier bludgeoned the 20-year-old woman to death and then shot himself when confronted by police.

The suspect's girlfriend is charged with tampering with evidence.