A Fort Bragg soldier from Churchville, who hadn’t been seen since March 24, has been located in North Carolina, police said.
Paratrooper Sgt. Carl Seeman, 25, had been considered AWOL before being found early on Monday in the Yadkin Road corridor in Fayetteville.
Police said Seeman has been reunited with his family and is no longer considered missing.
Right now, his grandfather, Jim Maloney, says they are just relieved to have him found.
“It’s like the world’s been lifted off our shoulders,” he says. “I’m speaking for the family we just it was the greatest news and the world.”
Though he was surprised as to where they found Seeman, saying it was only five minutes away from the hotel the family was staying in during the search. Now that Seeman is found, he is expected to return to duty. But the family thinks he needs time.
“My own personal opinion is that I don’t think he’s ready to go right back into,” Maloney tells News 8. “Because he would have reported to duty when he supposed to so there some other issues that might be happening that we don’t know about.”
Statement from 82nd Airborne Division Regarding Sergeant Carl Seeman
“We are relieved that our Paratrooper has been located and is safe. The most urgent matter – his safety – has been satisfactorily resolved. Once the Paratrooper has returned to his unit, his leadership will look at the totality of the circumstances and determine the proper way forward.”