Travis King, the twenty-three year old man who had crossed the border into North Korea illegally, reportedly lost his cousin months before this had all happened.
According to multiple officials and news sources, this really affected King, as he was in a really dark and depressed state mentally. There has also been some more news that has come out stating that Travis King had been blending in with local civilians right before he ran across the border.
According to the New York Post, King was a part of a forty-three-person tour group that was visiting the famous border of North and South Korea. People who were in the tour group had stated that Travis King had not talked or interacted with anybody during the trip.
It is still unclear on the health and wellbeing of King but the United States Army stated that they are keeping a positive mindset.