ROBERTSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – The memorial for Shadow McClaine along Interstate 24 near Clarksville is a place many of her family and friends come to pay their respects to the fallen soldier.
In 2016, the Fort Campbell soldier went missing. A few months later her parents got a call that she had been found. Police said McClaine was murdered and her skeletal remains were found on the side of I-24 at Exit 19 in Robertson County.
Shortly after her death, a memorial was set up where she was found.
McClaine’s mother previously told News 2, “It’s nice to know that she will never be forgotten. It restores my faith a bit. There are still people who care, even people who didn’t know here or never met her.”
According to a family friend, Shawn Calvo, over the years the memorial has been vandalized.
“There used to be an angel here, and someone took it out of the ground,” Calvo said.
Calvo said flowers have been removed from the site, trinkets left to honor McClaine stolen and vases shattered.
Calvo told News 2 she has notified law enforcement and they are aware of the vandalism but now she hopes to get the story out so no one else destroys this sacred place.
Anyone with information is urged to call Clarksville police at 931-645-TIPS.