RAF Mildenhall NCO declared missing
RAF MILDENHALL, England — A Mildenhall noncommissioned officer has been listed as missing by local authorities after failing to show up for work this week, Suffolk police said Tuesday.
Master Sgt. Bernard Huggins, 33, from the 100th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron has not been seen since about 10:40 p.m. Saturday, when he was dropped off by a taxi near his address on West Row, a residential street just outside the base, local police and base officials said Tuesday.
Huggins had been at the on-base bar at Mildenhall prior to calling the taxi, and the driver was the last person to see him, said Mike Nunn, a spokesman for the Suffolk Constabulary’s Western Press Office.
He was reported missing after failing to show up for work Monday morning, and by press time Tuesday evening still had not been in touch with authorities, Nunn said.
“Although he has been described as being depressed recently, it is particularly out of character for him not to return home or get in touch with anyone,” Sgt. Panicos Monk from the Mildenhall police said in a statement Tuesday.
Huggins is about 5 feet, 5 inches tall with cropped black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a blue long-sleeved pullover, jeans and white sneakers, according to police information.
“We don’t believe he had a change of clothing with him, so it is likely he is still wearing what he was last seen in,” Monk said.
Huggins, who has been stationed at RAF Mildenhall for just over two years, is officially listed as “whereabouts unknown” by his unit, an RAF Mildenhall spokesman said. Neither the base public affairs staff or local police would comment on whether Huggins has family in the area.
Anyone with information on Huggins’ whereabouts can call the Mildenhall police at 01284-774-100.