Ft. Carson Soldier's Wife Missing

By: Mindy Stone Email
By: Mindy Stone Email

The wife of a Fort Carson soldier serving in Iraq is missing.

When her husband deployed in October, 24-year-old Kristen McCartney and her 1-year-old daughter had moved home to Atlanta to be with her family for the time he was away.

Kristen flew back to Colorado Springs January 12 to close out her apartment on post since her husband will be in Iraq for a year. But when closing day came on Tuesday, Kristen was nowhere to be found.

Family and friends had been calling the military police on post saying it had been several days since they'd heard from Kristen, and when she missed that appointment, suspicions began to rise. Fort Carson launched an official investigation on Wednesday.

Her mom says Kristen had been calling home to Atlanta several times a day to check on her 1-year-old daughter, who is staying with family while she came back to close her apartment.

But, the calls stopped coming on Friday, January 16. Tuesday was Kristen's birthday.

"I'm worried, really worried because it's not like her at all. She wouldn't disappear and not call anybody," said her friend Patricia Vaught.

The Army is trying to get Private First Class Evan McCartney back to Colorado Springs to help find his wife.

Kristen was last seen wearing a black and white coat. She was driving a tan 1999 Toyota Corolla with Florida license plate F685QY.

The Army Criminal Investigations Command also have information that her ATM card was used near Denver since she's been missing. Detectives are attempting to recover any possible surveillance video from the ATM to see who used Kristen's ATM card.

There are several pictures of Kristen McCartney attached to this article. If you've seen Kristen or have any information on where she might be, please call any local law enforcement agency.


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  • by Badger4life Location: Colorado Springs on Feb 3, 2009 at 10:17 AM
    Dear Michael from Newnan, GA. Now that all the results are in, do you still belive all the bad press from everybody was just Hype???
  • by kristen Location: cs on Jan 31, 2009 at 04:04 AM
    i am the missing woman from this article. i would like everyone to know for the record that i wasnt just joyriding or cheating on my heaven sent husband. something horrible happened to me and i just dont want to share it with the world just yet. please just think before you leave your harsh and hurtful comments on here. please remember that everything you hear isnt always true. have faith in the truth.
  • by CANDACE Location: NEWNAN, GA on Jan 23, 2009 at 08:11 AM
    I have known krissy for almost 15 years and she is like my sister. If anyone knows anything please let someone know. Everyone is worried sick. Her little girl needs her mommy. Krissy if you are out there just know that we love you and miss you please come home safe.
  • by wendi Location: nelsonville on Jan 23, 2009 at 12:02 AM
    please come home safe. we just want her to know that we love her and we just want to know where she is and if she's okay. she's my best friend and i just want her to be safe and come home.
  • by Barbara Location: Newnan on Jan 22, 2009 at 04:07 PM
    Everyone please watch the news and talk to your friends about Krissy.Her 14 month old baby needs her mother.Her family and friends here in Newnan need your help.We love you Krissy
  • by curtis Location: ohio on Jan 22, 2009 at 08:59 AM
    any one even if you just think you have seen her call the FBI or the police and let them know Evan and the baby need her home. we all are praying for her safe return and some one needs to tell us who was at the ATM and if it was not her they better give the pic to the news we all love and miss her help up find her!!
  • by Anonymous on Jan 22, 2009 at 06:48 AM
    Krissy is my sister-in-law and I am praying for her safe return. Please if you have any information contact the authorities immediately! We Love you Krissy. Leslie
  • by Ashly Location: Nelsonville, OH on Jan 22, 2009 at 05:52 AM
    Please, if anyone has any information about Krissy and know where she is please come forward and let someone know. My boyfriend and I are close friends of Krissy and Evan McCartney. We love her very much and we hope that she is alright... Please, if anyone knows where she is, please tell. We miss her and we just want her home....
  • by Jamie Location: Colorado Springs on Jan 22, 2009 at 05:50 AM
    They sure didn't give much details about this.. Where did she go missing from? The airport? Fort Carson? Who used her ATM card in Denver? They have pictures of that I am sure.. Bless her heart I hope she didn't meet with foul play and is found safe. We need to know what we are dealing with here though.
  • by Ralph Location: athens ,ohio on Jan 21, 2009 at 09:27 PM
    i am a good friend of krissy and evan mcCartney. i have known evan for 7 years and went to high school with hem and hocking college here in nelsonville ohio with krissy. i love them both very much and hope that someone out there will see the news report and come forword with any info that might help us find her. form all of us here in ohio we love you krissy were ever you are and hope to see or here form you soon. Ralph meyers
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