A Fort Campbell soldier who has been missing for several months was found dead in Tennessee earlier this week.
On Monday, the skeletal remains of Branice McClaine, known as Shadow McClaine, were found off Interstate 24 in Tennessee. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation confirmed the discovery in a news release obtained by Army Times. Ms. McClaine had been missing from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, since September 2. She was due for a court appearance on charges of stalking on September 6, and did not appear. Her car was found in Nashville several days after she was last seen.
The cause of death has not yet been determined.
In November, two Fort Campbell soldiers, Specialist Charles Robinson and Sergeant Jamal Williams-McCary, McClaine’s ex-husabnd, were arrested in connection with McClaine’s disappearance and were indicted for kidnapping, murder and conspiracy.
Prior to her disappearance, McClaine had been accused of stalking McCary. McClaine, who had divorced her ex a year and half earlier, reportedly claimed that she was being set up by her former husband and his new girlfriend.
“All of us here at Fort Campbell are saddened by the news, and our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time,” Maj. Gen. Andrew P. Poppas, commander of the 101st Airborne Division and Fort Campbell, said in a statement given to Army Times.
Both soldiers arrested are still in custody awaiting trial.