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Ex-Camp Pendleton Marine Who Faked Own Death Back In Jail

Lance Hering mugshots
Lance Hering mugshots

A former Camp Pendleton Marine who faked his own death back in 2006 is back in jail on unrelated charges, according to the Daily Camera.

Lance Hering was an Iraq War veteran who staged his disappearance as a way of avoiding serving more time in the Marine Corps.

He was a member of Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines and was half-way through his four-year enlistment when he went AWOL in 2006.


Hering staged his disappearance in Eldorado Canyon State Park, which prompted the largest search in Boulder County history, reports the Daily Camera.

After that massive search came up empty, Hering was later discovered in 2008 boarding his father's Cessna, according to the Denver Post.

The Marine Corps Times reports Hering pleaded guilty to unauthorized absence, and he was discharged from the Marines.

In this latest brush with the law, Hering is serving ten days in the Boulder County jail for "unlawful conduct on public property" stemming from a 2012 case.