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Kade Kurita, the 20-year-old West Point cadet who had been missing since Friday evening, was found dead on Tuesday night, the U.S. Military Academy announced early Wednesday morning.
"We are grieving this loss and our thoughts and prayers go out to Cadet Kurita's family and friends," Lt. Gen. Darryl Williams, superintendent of West Point, said in the release.
The U.S. Military Academy identified a cadet who has been missing since Friday evening as 20-year-old Kade Kurita.
A search began for Kurita after he failed to report for a scheduled military skills competition around 5:30pm on Friday. West Point officials said in the Tuesday press release that he is believed to still be nearby.
Approximately 130 soldiers from Fort Drum arrived at West Point on Monday to assist in the search for the cadet who has been missing since Friday evening, the U.S. Military Academy announced.
Search efforts are underway to find a West Point cadet, who has gone missing along with his M4 carbine, the U.S. Military Academy announced on Sunday.
"There is no indication the Cadet poses a threat to the public, but he may be a danger to himself," a West Point news release says.
Academy officials do not believe the missing cadet has access to any magazines or ammunition, according to the news release, which did not identify the cadet, who is a member of the Class of 2021.
A soldier has been charged in relation to a vehicle rollover at West Point that left one cadet dead and 21 others injured, Task & Purpose has confirmed.
Staff Sgt. Ladonies P. Strong with the 3rd Infantry Division's Task Force 1-28 from Fort Benning, Georgia, was charged with "multiple violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice" on Sept. 13, 3rd ID spokesman Lt. Col. Patrick Husted said in a statement.
Army Times first reported the charges on Thursday.