Missing West Point cadet is found dead

Daily Freeman-1 year before

The academy said in a prepared statement that the body of 20-year-old Kade Kurita, of Gardena, Calif., was found about 9:45 p.m. Tuesday. Multiple Hudson Valley media outlets reported his body was found on the West Point grounds in Orange County.

The cause of Kurita's death is under investigation, but foul play is not suspected, West Point said.

An extensive search for Kurita began after he failed to report for a military skills competition about 5:30 p.m. Friday. The search included military police, state police, the Coast Guard, CSX railroad police, local police agencies ...nd members of the 23rd Military Police Company from Fort Drum.

West Point's superintendent, Lt. Gen. Darryl Williams, said members of the academy are grieving Kurita's death and that their thoughts and prayers go out to the cadet's family and friends.

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