The widow of fallen Army Sgt. La David Johnson said early Monday that said she wants to know why it took 48 hours to find her husband's body after an ambush in Niger earlier this month.

“The questions that I have, that I need answered, is I want to know why it took them 48 hours to find my husband,” Myeshia Johnson told ABC’s “Good Morning America.”


“Why couldn’t I see my husband? Every time I asked to see my husband, they wouldn’t let me.” 

Johnson said she was told her husband’s body is in a “severe wrap.”

“I need to see him so I will know that that is my husband,” she added.

“I don’t know what’s in that box. It could be empty for all I know. But I need — I need to see my husband. I haven’t seen him since he came home.”

CNN reported last week that Johnson’s body was found almost one mile away from the scene of the Oct. 4 ambush, in which three other soldiers were killed.

This report was updated on Dec. 18 at 10:10 am.