Body Of West Point Cadet Found


(West Point, NY) -- Officials are identifying the West Point cadet who went missing last Friday . The search began when 20-year-old Kade Kurita failed to report for a scheduled military skills competition. His body was found last night. From the official West Point statement:

It is with great sadness that Cadet Kade Kurita, 20, from Gardena, California, was found dead...October 22, at 9:47pm at West Point.

“We are grieving this loss and our thoughts and prayers go out to Cadet Kurita’s family and friends” said Lt. Gen. Darryl Williams, 60th Superintendent U.S. Military Academy.

“I would like to thank the N.Y. State police and the 23rd MP Company along with partners,” said Lt. Gen. Williams. “They exhibited exceptional professionalism as demonstrated by their tremendous efforts in searching for Cadet Kurita.”

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