More than four months after she went missing from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, the remains of Pfc. Shadow McClaine have been found.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation confirmed that skeletal remains found Monday by the side of the highway near post belong to the 25 year-old McClaine, according to a Thursday release from the Army.
McClaine went missing from Fort Campbell in early September. In the mean time, her ex-husband and another soldier were charged with her murder, though her body had not been found.
"All of us here at Fort Campbell are saddened by the news, and our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time," said Maj. Gen. Andrew P. Poppas, commander of the 101st Airborne Division and Fort Campbell, in a statement.
Pfc. Shadow McClaine
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Army Criminal Investigation Command is investigating the circumstances of her death, the release said. Sgt. Jamal Williams-McCray, McClaine's former husband, and Spc. Charles Robinson are still in pre-trial confinement on charges of kidnapping, conspiracy and premeditated murder.
McClaine was last heard from on Sept. 2, when she texted her mother to say she was driving. Her car was found in a downtown Nashville parking lot several days later, and in November, McCrary-Williams and Robinson were taken into custody as persons of interest.
McClaine, who also went by the names Branice McClaine and Branice Willis, had been due in a Tennessee court Sept. 6 on charges of stalking, The Leaf-Chronicle newspaper in Clarksville, Tennessee,
. She was also facing charges of criminal impersonation and contempt of court.
Meghann Myers is the Pentagon bureau chief at Military Times. She covers operations, policy, personnel, leadership and other issues affecting service members.