The debris field found outside Charleston, South Carolina, on Monday is confirmed to be the remains of an F-35 that went missing on Sunday after a reported "mishap" or "malfunction" in which the jet's pilot ejected from the craft, according to a Marine Corps official.

The overall recovery process for the debris and the F-35B Lightning II has begun, the official told ABC News in a pair of statements.

The official would not specify what point in the recovery and investigation process the Marine Corps is in but said the process is ongoing.

It has not been publicly confirmed what led the pilot to eject or what brought the F-35 down. "It's very frustrating to not have any answers," Rep. Nancy Mace, R-S.C., told local affiliate WCIV on Monday.... Read More: ABC News