DAYS after his wife’s mysterious death, a soldier who disappeared from his off-base home in Texas last week was found alive.
The details of where Craig Chamberlain was found and why he disappeared are unknown at this time, however, it comes after a large search party was spearheaded by his family and authorities.
Still, there are still many questions surrounding his disappearance and his wife’s subsequent death.
Craig’s mother, Virginia, told The Daily Beast that her son had a “rocky” marriage with his wife, Cameron, who he met in 2020 and married that same year.
Cameron reported her husband missing on May 15, according to base officials.
She said she last saw him at his home in Killeen, Texas.
However, Virginia doesn’t think her son ran away, describing his marriage with Cameron as being a “not very kind” one.
“They absolutely rushed into marriage without thinking about it,” she said.
Virginia would say more information about the couple but she did say that Cameron’s death was a shock and that her “heart breaks for her family.”
It’s unknown if the couple’s estranged relationship had something to do with Craig’s disappearance or Cameron’s death.
How Cameron died is also unclear at this time as it’s unknown if an autopsy had been completed.
She appeared on local news after reporting her husband missing, asking the public for information and revealing that Craig vanished after the two go into an argument.
Cameron said Craig was in “grave danger if he’s still alive.”
She said her husband had struggles with depression and wasn’t the same man she married in 2020, possibly suggesting that his mental health and his dislike of the leadership at Fort Cavazos – formerly known as Fort Hood – may have played a factor in his disappearance.
“When I met him, he was a carefree, loving, laid-back person. He didn’t have a mean bone in his body,” Cameron told KWTX.
“He had no hate in his heart. He was a happy man. And (Fort Cavazos) and his leadership completely destroyed him.”
But Virginia said Cameron’s comments didn’t match with Craig’s family and the military, which made the search for him difficult in the beginning.
Virginia last heard from her son on May 8 after receiving a text message from him, which she said wasn’t out of the ordinary as he had a reputation for being a “mama’s boy.”
He is the youngest of his siblings and his mother said he isn’t the type to run away, which is why Virginia and Craig’s father, Gordon texted him every day he was missing.
“Because of the search it led us to the right place, we did find our son,” said Virginia. “He is alive.”