Bethany Anne Decker Missing: U.S. soldier-husband cooperating with authorities, say Va. police

Bethany Anne Decker
Bethany Anne Decker Missing: U.S. soldier, husband Emile Decker cooperating with authorities, anxious to find wife
Bethany Anne Decker

(CBS/WUSA) LOUDON COUNTY, Va. - The army husband of Bethany Decker, the 21-year-old missing pregnant woman from Virginia, is fully cooperating with investigators in the search for his wife who has been missing for more than a month.

Army soldier Emile Decker, 21, spoke to Loudon County Sheriff's investigators Wednesday morning from his base in Afghanistan, and is anxious to solve the mystery surrounding his wife's disappearance, reports CBS affiliate WUSA.

Loudoun County Captain Ken Pratt says arrangements are being made through the military to have an electronic face-to-face follow-up interview with Decker in the near future.

Bethany Decker, a senior at George Mason University, was reported missing by concerned family members on February 19, but was last seen on Jan. 29.

Her car was found parked in a garage at her Ashburn, Va. apartment, but with no clues to her whereabouts.

In the days leading up to her disappearance, Decker and her husband, who was on leave from Afghanistan, had flown to Hawaii for vacation and to visit family.

When the couple returned to the area January 28, they stayed with Bethany's grandparents, Evelyn and Ed Bayles, who were the last family members to see her alive.

Emile Decker flew back to Afghanistan Feb. 2. Decker, who usually sees her husband off, was not at the airport, and according to Decker's mother, Kimberly Nelson, that was "unusual," says WUSA.

Investigators say Emile Decker is neither a suspect nor a person of interest in the case.

Anyone with information on her disappearance is urged to call the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office at 703-777-0407.

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