Stars and Stripes stripes.com 23 Dec, 2020 05:45 am

NCIS investigating disappearance of base worker from popular Okinawa tourist spot

NCIS investigating disappearance of base worker from popular Okinawa tourist spot
Japanese police believe the man, a Navy civilian employee on Okinawa, likely fell from the cliff at Cape Zanpa and drowned in the sea some time last week.

Japanese police believe the man, an American in his 30s, likely fell from the cliff at Cape Zanpa and drowned in the sea, a Kadena police station spokesman said Tuesday.No suspicious charges have appeared on the man’s credit cards, the spokesman said.15, when the Japan Coast Guard was called, a coast guard spokesman said last week.The missing man’s car was found in the parking lot and a fishing pole and backpack were discovered atop one of Zanpa’s towering cliffs, the spokesman said.

Kadena police and Nirai emergency responders searched the area where the man went missing, which is marked by jagged, seaside cliffs, walking trails and a 100-foot-tall lighthouse, the police spokesman said previously.The Japan Coast Guard searched by air and sea, their spokesman said.

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