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Robert Card’s ex-wife Cara Lamb and teenage son Colby were in hiding as the manhunt for Maine mass killer continued

Their marriage concluded in divorce two years later, as revealed by court records obtained by Channel3 NOW.



As the manhunt for the Maine mass shooter, Robert Card, continued on Friday, his ex-wife and their teenage son remained in seclusion. Card, a 40-year-old Army reservist, is the father of an 18-year-old named Colby from his marriage to Cara Lamb in 2005.

Their marriage concluded in divorce two years later, as revealed by court records obtained by Channel3 NOW.

Lamb, who is 39 years old, and her son were known to be keeping a low profile while her ex-husband remained at large.

He was wanted in connection with Wednesday’s tragic shooting spree in Lewiston, Maine, resulting in 18 fatalities and at least 13 injuries. Lamb was not present at her registered residence on Friday, and a neighbor mentioned not having seen her.

When reached by phone, she chose not to provide a comment. Initial reports suggested that Card may have been attempting to locate an ex during the fatal incident at a restaurant and bowling alley in Lewiston on Wednesday night.

Card’s sister informed investigators that she suspected he might have been searching for his ex-girlfriend when he was alleged to have carried out the shootings at the Sparetime Recreation bowling alley and Schemengees Bar and Grille.

It remains unclear whether Card’s sister was referring to Lamb or a more recent former partner. Other members of Card’s family acknowledged that he had been grappling with mental health challenges in recent months and had reported hearing voices. Records indicate that Card and Lamb were wed in Brunswick on October 1, 2005.

They subsequently jointly filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences, in Sagadahoc County court in 2007.

A revised edition of the divorce settlement in 2013 incorporated a stipulation stating: “Additionally, it is mandated that all firearms in either party’s residence must be securely stored when not in use.”

Throughout the extensive proceedings, which spanned several years, Card represented himself. He identified as self-employed and was directed to provide $74 per week in child support in 2013. It is reported that his son, who is now legally an adult, was the presumed recipient of a cryptic note discovered by investigators on Thursday while executing a warrant at Card’s untidy residence in Bowdoin.

The note contained details and directions for others regarding the location and disposal of items, indicating a belief that once it was discovered or read, Card would no longer be alive.

While Maine officials refrained from speculating on a possible motive, they did acknowledge on Thursday that they are investigating Card’s mental health, particularly in relation to his background and ownership of firearms.

“I understand that we will be examining that information in our ongoing investigation, but at this moment, we’re not in a position to provide that answer,” stated Maine Department of Public Safety Commissioner Mike Sauschuck during a press conference.

The search for the suspect is still ongoing. The manhunt for Card has expanded to include Canada, with federal, state, and local authorities all working to locate him. Law enforcement has now confirmed the identities of all 18 victims who lost their lives in the shootings at Sparetime and Schemengees.

Officials listed the names as: Ronald Morin, 55; Peyton Brewer Ross, 40; Joshua Seal, 35; Brian MacFarlane, 41; Joseph Lawrence Walker, 57; Arthur Fred Strout, 42; Maxx Hathaway, 35; Stephen Vozella, 45; Thomas Ryan Conrad, 34; Michael R. Deslauriers II, 51; Jason Adam Walker 51; Tricia Asselin, 53; William Young, 44; Aaron Young, 14; Robert Violette, 76 and Lucille Violette, 73; William Frank Brackett, 44; and Keith Macneir, 64.