RALEIGH, N.C. – Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun, the Marine who was once thought kidnapped in Iraq only to be charged later with desertion, has disappeared, Marine officials announced Wednesday.
Hassoun had been on leave with his family in West Jordan, Utah, when he was scheduled to return to Camp Lajeune on Tuesday, military officials said. Hassoun’s family said they do not know his whereabouts and the military is notifying civilian law enforcement of his fugitive status.
Officials listed Hassoun as a deserter Wednesday. He was charged in December with desertion following a five-month probe into his June disappearance from a U.S. military camp in Iraq.
The only question is whether we find him in hiding out in Jordan (not West Jordan, Utah) or Iraq…