25 May 2023
Fort Cavazos, Texas (USA)
Cam may have died by suicide. At the time her estranged husband Craig was missing and she was concerned for his safety.
Hours after her death, he was found alive.
On May 15, the U.S. Army's Fort Cavazos asked the public’s help to locate Spc. Craig Chamberlain who was reported missing from his home in Killeen, Texas.
His estranged wife Cam Chamberlain was concerned about his mental health and safety — even telling a friend in a Facebook message, "Even though I’m getting divorced I still can’t help but think he’s in danger,” she wrote, according to NBC News. “I still love him and I’d blame myself if anything happened to him.”
But in a strange twist of events, it was Cam who wound up dead.
Officials have not revealed where or how Cam died. An attempt to confirm the details of her death at the Bell County Medical Examiner’s office was unsuccessful.
Hours after officials announced her passing, military officials released a statement that her husband Craig Chamberlain had been found. Officials did not reveal where or how he was found. Craig's mother told NBC News that her son was found in "rough shape."
Cam was estranged from her family and dependent upon her husband. At the time she died she was not receiving any support from her husband's employer.
In the days after her husband was reported missing to the Texas Army base where he was stationed, Cam Chamberlain sent a series of urgent Facebook messages to a longtime friend: When he disappeared, she said, he left her with no food and no money.
She wasn’t working, she was estranged from her family, and her efforts to get help from the Army had gone nowhere, two longtime friends said.
“I’m scared,” she wrote to [a friend] in a message the friend shared with NBC News. “I’m alone. I just want the pain to go away. I can’t take it anymore.”
Military authorities have offered few answers about what happened, and friends of Cam Chamberlain, who was in her late 20s, have said they’ve found no solace in the aftermath of her death: There have been no autopsy, no obituary and no funeral.
Army investigators launched a criminal probe. A spokeswoman for the Army’s Criminal Investigation Division declined to comment further, citing an ongoing investigation.
According to her friends, Cam was apparently a people person and "someone who was as outspoken as she was happy and goofy."
Cam's Facebook profile is https://www.facebook.com/shetbetch.