Robert Card’s ex-wife and teenage son were in hiding as the manhunt for Maine mass killer continued Friday — before he was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Army reservist Card, 40, is the father of an 18-year-old son, Colby, from his marriage in 2005 to Cara Lamb.
Their union ended in divorce two years later, according to court records obtained by The Post.
Lamb, 39, and her son were understood to be laying low while her ex-husband remained on the loose, wanted over Wednesday’s gun rampage in Lewiston, Maine, which left 18 dead and at least 13 injured.
Lamb was not at her listed address on Friday and a neighbor said he hadn’t seen her. She declined to comment when contacted by phone.
Earlier reports claimed Card may have been trying to locate an ex during the deadly rampage at a restaurant and a bowling alley in Lewiston on Wednesday night.
Card’s sister told investigators she believed he may have been looking for the ex-girlfriend when he was accused of shooting up the Sparetime Recreation bowling alley and Schemengees Bar and Grille, ABC News reported, citing sources.
It is unclear if Card’s sister was referring to Lamb or a more recent ex.
Other members of Card’s family acknowledged he had been struggling with his mental health in recent months and thought he was hearing voices.
Records show Card and Lamb were married in Brunswick on Oct. 1, 2005, and jointly filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences, in Sagadahoc County court in 2007.
An amended version of the divorce agreement in 2013 included a requirement that stated: “It is further ordered that all guns in either party’s home shall be under lock and key during which time they are not being used.”
Card, who represented himself throughout the proceedings that lasted several years, described himself as self-employed and was ordered to pay $74 per week for child support in 2013.
His son, now a legal adult, was reportedly the intended recipient of a mystery note investigators discovered Thursday while executing a warrant at Card’s unkempt home in Bowdoin, according to ABC.
The note “gave information and instruction to others about where things could be found and disposed of,” law enforcement sources told CNN, which they said suggested that “when it was found or read that Card would no longer be alive.”
Maine officials would not be drawn on a potential motive but said they are looking into Card’s mental health when asked on Thursday about his background and gun possession.
“I know that we will be reviewing that information as we move forward, but that’s not an answer that we’re prepared to give today,” Maine Department of Public Safety Commissioner Mike Sauschuck said during a press briefing.
“There’s still an active search for the suspect in question.”
A manhunt for Card had extended as far as Canada and federal, state and local forces are all looking to find him.
Law enforcement officials have now identified all 18 victims gunned down 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.