Ships, including the USS Wasp, are seen in silhouette at Sasebo Naval Base, Japan, in March 2019. (AARON KIDD/STARS AND STRIPES)
Ships, including the USS Wasp, are seen in silhouette at Sasebo Naval Base, Japan, in March 2019. (AARON KIDD/STARS AND STRIPES)

US sailor found dead at public park near Sasebo Naval Base

by Hana Kusumoto and James Bolinger
Stars and Stripes

A U.S. sailor has been found dead at a public park near Sasebo Naval Base in southwestern Japan, local police and a base spokesman said Friday.

The body of the sailor, identified only as a male, was found just before midnight Thursday in a park in Sasebo’s Hirase area, near the base, according to Nagasaki prefectural police.

Police and Navy security personnel discovered the body, said a police spokesman, who did not provide further information on the sailor’s identity.

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