The mother of Craig Chamberlain, the 23-year-old soldier who disappeared from his off-base home in Texas last week, told The Daily Beast on Friday that he has been found alive—his wife, Cameron, mysteriously died this week. It was done.
“We have found our son alive!!” Virginia Chamberlain wrote in a message at 5 p.m. local time on Friday.
Virginia did not immediately share details about where Craig was found or why he had disappeared, but his discovery comes after family, authorities and concerned citizens launched a massive search party on Friday.
The mysterious situation leaves many questions unanswered even after Craig is found alive.
Earlier on Friday, Virginia told The Daily Beast that her son had a “rocky” marriage with Cameron, whom he met and married in 2020.
Base officials said last week that Cameron had reported her husband missing on May 15. Before meeting on Friday, he was last seen at his home in Killeen, Texas.
Virginia said she did not think her son ran away, although she described her marriage to Cameron as being “not very kind” – shedding insight into the entangled couple’s private life for the first time.
“They went into the marriage without giving it a second thought,” he said.
Virginia declined to reveal more about the couple’s struggles, saying Cameron’s death came as a shock and that “her heart is broken for his family.”
It is unclear whether the alleged estranged relationship had an influence on Craig’s disappearance or Cameron’s subsequent death.
Fort Cavazos, the central-Texas Army base formally known as Fort Hood, did not answer questions about how Cameron died. It is unclear where she died and if an autopsy has been completed, as Ball County — where the couple lived off-base — does not have its own medical examiner.
After reporting her husband missing, Cameron appeared on local news channels appealing for information and revealed that Craig disappeared after getting into an argument. She suggested that he was “in grave danger if he is still alive.”
Cameron said her husband struggled with depression and was not the same man she married in 2020 – suggesting his struggles with mental health, and his disdain for leadership at Fort Cavazos were likely factors in which he Why did you disappear?
“When I met him, he was such a carefree, loving, laid-back person. There was not a bone in his body,” Cameron told KWTX. “There was no hate in his heart. He was a happy man. And (Fort Cavazos) and its leadership completely destroyed it.
Virginia said Cameron’s comments were inconsistent with those of her family and the media, which initially complicated the search for her son. Along with volunteers, she said her family is searching in and around Killeen for any clues.
Virginia said that her last text from Craig was saying that he loved her on 8 May. That display of affection wasn’t out of the ordinary — she said Craig was a “mama’s boy” who texted with her almost every day.
Craig’s family said authorities had reported sightings of him this week. Virginia said he’s the youngest of his siblings and not the type to run away, so she and his father, Gordon, were texting him every day, praying that the message would show up as “delivered” again. Give and he will answer.
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