The U.S. Army has accused two 101st Airborne Division soldiers with allegedly kidnapping and murdering a female 101st soldier, according to a Fort Campbell press release.
25-year-old PFC. Shadow McClaine’s skeletal remains, were discovered this past Monday in Tennessee, officials from Fort Campbell announced on Thursday. McClain had been missing since September.
While the cause of McClaine’s death is still under investigation, SGT. Jamal Williams-McCray and SPC. Charles Robinson remain in pre-trial confinement, pending court-martial on charges of kidnapping, conspiracy and premeditated murder under UCMJ (Uniform Code of Military Justice).
Williams-McCray, 25, arrived at Fort Campbell in October 2012. Robinson, 24, arrived at Campbell in May of 2013. McClaine arrived at Campbell in June 2013. All three soldiers were in the same brigade, according to Fort Campbell officials. The brigade was not released.
The Leaf-Chronicle reports that Williams-McCray is McClaine’s ex-husband.
Fort Campbell officials said the date for the Article 32 hearing preliminary hearing has not been scheduled.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, recovered the remains of McClaine near Exit 19 off of Highway 24 in Robertson County, Tennessee.
Senior officials at Fort Campbell and special agents from the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command are in close communication with the family and TBI.
“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, commanding general for the 101st Airborne Division and Fort Campbell.