A U.S. Army soldier stationed in Texas was found alive 11 days after he disappeared and days after his wife died, officials said Friday.
Craig Chamberlain, assigned to the special 704th Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD), has been missing for two weeks while stationed at Fort Cavazos (formerly known as Fort Hood) in Killeen.
The man was reported missing on May 15 and was found on Friday, the Army said.
“We are grateful that Specialist Chamberlain has been found,” Lt. Col. Zachary Brainerd, commander of the 2nd Chemical Battalion, said in a statement. “We will continue to provide him with the care and support he needs, and we will continue to work with the CID in conducting a thorough investigation into this matter.”
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Military officials believe Mr Chamberlain was “intentionally absent” based on information uncovered by investigators.
No other information has been made public.
Also on Friday, the Army announced that Mr Chamberlain’s wife, Cameron Chamberlain, had died. She did not disclose the cause of her death or whether it was related to her husband’s disappearance.
“The 3rd Armored Corps is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Mr. Cameron Chamberlain, spouse of Army Private Craig Chamberlain. Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Mr. Cameron Chamberlain.” the Army said in a statement. Fox Austin report.
Before his death, Cameron Chamberlain told KWTX-TV that there had been a change in her husband’s mental state over the past few months.
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“When I met him, he was a carefree, loving, laid-back person. There were no mean bones in his body,” Cameron reportedly added, “He was in his mind. He had no hatred for (Cabazos Fort) and his leadership destroyed him utterly.”