2 held in Ft. Campbell soldier's disappearance

Shadow McClaine


FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. -- Two fellow soldiers are being held in connection with the disappearance last month of Fort Campbell solider Shadow Branice McClaine,reports CBS affiliate WTVF.

PFC McClaine, 25, has been missing since Sept. 6 when she didn’t show up for duty at the base in southwest Kentucky. Her 2013 silver Hyundai Elantra was found in a private lot in downtown Nashville, about 70 miles away.

McClaine’s family last heard from her on Sept. 2, when McClaine said she was house sitting for a friend. Since then, her phone has been turned off and there’s been no activity on her bank account, the station reports.

Fort Campbell officials said in a statement released to the station that the two soldiers who are being held are being called persons of interest in the disappearance. They weren’t named and officials didn’t release further information.

“It’s just hard,” Jesse Willis, McClaine’s father, told the station. “Somebody knows something, and I wish they could come forward and tell us.”

McClaine’s ex-husband, Jamal McCray, was reportedly arrested Oct. 6 and booked in the Montgomery County jail on out-of-county warrants. It is unclear if he is being investigated in connection to her disappearance.

Special agents from the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command are handling the investigation. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the U.S. Army CID at 270-798-9406, Fort Campbell Military Police at 270-798-0416 or email CID Headquarters at Army.CID.Crime.Tips@mail.mil.