Army

2 Fort Campbell soldiers charged with murder in disappearance of fellow soldier

Two Fort Campbell soldiers were charged with murder, kidnapping and conspiracy in the disappearance of Pfc. Shadow McClaine, federal authorities announced Tuesday.

Jamal Williams-McCray and Charles Robinson of the 101st Airborne Division were charged two months after McClaine disappeared and her car was found abandoned in a Nashville parking lot, according to The Leaf-Chronicle.

Williams-McCray is McClaine’s ex-husband.

The 25-year-old was last heard from in texts to her mother London Wegrzyn on Sept. 2. McClaine was dog sitting for a friend in Clarksville, Tennessee that weekend and gave no indication anything was wrong, Wegrzyn said.

McClaine’s mother told the paper that her daughter and Williams-McCray had been divorced for more than a year. Williams-McCray was arrested on Oct. 6 on “out of county warrants” and was being held in the Montgomery County Jail.

McClaine failed to report back for duty as an air traffic control tower operator at Fort Campbell after Labor Day, the Army said. Her car was found several days later.

McClaine joined the Army in 2011 and served stints in Afghanistan and South Korea, her mother said. She was preparing to leave the military on Oct. 11, and looking forward to returning to civilian life, with plans to return to California and go to school to build on her interest in photography.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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