JUL 15, 2023
The Army has ruled that Spc. Craig Chamberlain, 23, is 'not a person of interest' in the mysterious death of his transgender wife Cameron Chamberlain.The Army has ruled that Spc. Craig Chamberlain, 23, is 'not a person of interest' in the mysterious death of his transgender wife Cameron Chamberlain.www.dailymail.co.uk
Cameron Chamberlain was found dead in the couple's military home on May 25 while her husband was AWOL.
Craig Chamberlain, having absconded from duty in March and vanished from the couple's home 10 days prior, showed up on May 26 with 'bruises' on his body, according to his parents.
The US military launched an investigation but have now ruled that Craig was not involved, despite the autopsy having not been completed yet.
In a statement provided to DailyMail.com the Department of the Army Criminal Investigation Division said: 'At this point in the investigation, Spc. Craig Chamberlain is not a person of interest in her death.'
I believe they were living on base and, when the time for Craig to leave to Korea arrived, they decided to move out of that home. They were staying with "friends" when he was reported missing, and sounds like those friends' home was located inside Fort Cavazos.bbm
Wait, what? Military home?
Implies they lived on post? No service member from March to May?
Am I missing something? Or the wake of all that's happened at this post -- is this a kinder, gentler Army with longer time frames for (tax funded) benefits for absconders?
@Boxer @Vern asking for your base housing experience?
jmho ymmv lrr
Weird... also from link:
She also began to talk more about her husband’s disappearance. In a message to D’Lynn Pyles, she said her husband had “lied” to her about South Korea. She didn’t offer additional details, but in an interview with the Killeen Daily Herald while Craig was missing, she said Army officials had recently told her that he had stopped reporting to work in March.
“He told me he was going to work the whole time, so I didn’t think anything of it, but in reality, he wasn’t really going to work,” she told the newspaper. “He was just saying he was going to work.”
Virginia Chamberlain cast doubt on her daughter-in-law’s account, saying photos from the time show her son with long hair and a scruffy face.
"You can’t report for duty like that in the Army," she said.
Officials at Fort Cavazos said in a statement that Craig Chamberlain had “failed” to travel to his new assignment for “unknown reasons.” A spokeswoman for the base declined to comment when she was asked about the accuracy of Cam Chamberlain’s comments.
I agree. The narrative just doesn't make any sense as it was presented.I very much doubt that Cam was not aware that Craig was not going to work. Uniform or not, any spouse knows the requirements for hair & facial hair requirements in the Army. Not getting paid is another red flag that tells a spouse that something isn't right. They either got in trouble and pay is withheld, discharged, or AWOL to not be getting pay. IMO her account of events is hinky - possibly she thought if she admitted she knew what Craig was doing then she would lose any pay or benefits she could be entitled to if he was found dead.
<snip> In all of this time, Craig does not go to work but apparently leaves te house everyday, in uniform but doesn't maintain his hair or facial hair in the way required.I believe they were living on base and, when the time for Craig to leave to Korea arrived, they decided to move out of that home. They were staying with "friends" when he was reported missing, and sounds like those friends' home was located inside Fort Cavazos.
The thing is, I still don't understand how all of this could've happened the way it was described... Craig was going to leave to Korea, apparently Cam was staying behind. So why have her move out? Then, Craig goes ahead and tells her the move to Korea got pushed and he wouldn't be going for another 6 months. In all of this time, Craig does not go to work but apparently leaves te house everyday, in uniform but doesn't maintain his hair or facial hair in the way required.
It's not like it was just the two of them living in that house and he was lying to her in such a believable way and maintaining appearances. There were more people there. How could nobody see something wasn't right?
If they were living on base, people had to know. He was leaving the house daily at the times everyone else was also leaving! So, why did nobody go look for him? He wasn't getting paid, no BAH either because by all accounts they were no longer at Fort Cavazos and he was AWOL. It appears he went missing when there wasn't any money left and Cam was becoming desperate as bills weren't getting paid and there wasn't food for her.
Mother is the source.<snip> In all of this time, Craig does not go to work but apparently leaves te house everyday, in uniform but doesn't maintain his hair or facial hair in the way required.
Do we know he let his hair grow and wasn't shaving? Honest question. I recall his mother making a comment like that but saying it in a way to make Cam look bad (something along the lines of "how could she not know"). So, I'm wondering if there is any other source?
I also thought that.If they were living with friends, how come she had no food to eat? Did the other people in the house eat? I am sorry, but her story just never made sense to me.
No idea where he is, but my understanding is that there should be a case regarding his AWOL status, I don't think they simply get discharged and that's it.Is Craig staying with his parents? Is he discharged from the Army?
Do we know if he received a dishonorable discharge? I know it doesn’t sound that bad, but a dishonorable will pretty much ruin your chances of a good job. It’s like a felony.Still absolutely nothing? Where is the Daily Mail when you need them to unearth some details or pictures of where Craig is now?
So I guess anyone can just leave the Army when they want, decide they don't want to be deployed and go AWOL, and the Army just shrugs and says, nothing to see here folks? Wow, how times have changed.
I don't really know exactly what happened here, and I think only 2 people ever did. But one of them is gone forever.
I'm sure Craig, his mom, and the Army would like all this to be swept under the rug and at this point, looks like it will be.
Do we know if he received a dishonorable discharge? I know it doesn’t sound that bad, but a dishonorable will pretty much ruin your chances of a good job. It’s like a felony.
The Army doesn’t advertise its personnel decisions so I wouldn’t be too sure that he’s gotten out free and clear.
JMO based on a brother who recently retired after 22 years