• May 5, 2021
 Fort Bliss still seeking leads in the search for Pvt. Richard Halliday

Pvt. Halliday was last seen on July 23, 2020 at his on-post barracks room. | Photo courtesy US Army

Fort Bliss still seeking leads in the search for Pvt. Richard Halliday

Wednesday afternoon, Fort Bliss officials provided an update on the search for Pvt. Richard Halliday.

“CID Special Agents have aggressively pursued all available and credible leads in the search for Pvt. Richard Halliday, and continue to do so. We have, and continue to, work closely with numerous law enforcement agencies as well as the U.S. Department of State and Mexican law enforcement,” Special Agent Marlon Soto, Special Agent in Charge stated.

“To date, we have found no credible evidence or information that supports that Pvt. Halliday is in Mexico. We are still offering a reward for up to $25,000 for credible information leading to the whereabouts of Pvt. Halliday and strongly encourage anyone with information to immediately come forward.”

Officials say Pvt. Halliday was last seen on July 23, 2020 at his on-post barracks room. To date, all search efforts have been unsuccessful in leading to the whereabouts of Pvt. Halliday. He remains in a Missing status.

Over the course of the investigation, the 32nd Army Air and Missile Defense Command, Fort Bliss Military Police, Department of Emergency Services Military Police Investigators and U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command (CID) Special Agents have conducted area searches in and around Fort Bliss.

Pvt Richard Halliday | Photo courtesy US Army

Post officials add that search areas have included downtown El Paso, other parts of Texas, other U.S. States, and the border areas of Mexico.

To date, fifteen different state, local, and Federal agencies have committed resources and active support to aid Fort Bliss, 32d Army Air and Missile Defense Command and the Army Criminal Investigation Command in our search for Pvt. Halliday.

Special Agents with CID also remain in constant communication with the Halliday family and continue to provide them with timely investigative updates.

Pvt. Halliday is assigned to D Battery, 1-43rd Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, 32nd Army Air Missile Defense Command at Fort Bliss.

Persons with information can contact the Fort Bliss Criminal Investigation Division Office at 915-568-1700, the Fort Bliss Military Police
at 915-744-1237 or contact their local police department.

Persons can also anonymously submit information online. Anonymity will be honored to the degree allowable under the law, and any information provided will be held in the strictest confidence.

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