Remains found on Camp Foster still unidentified

By STARS AND STRIPES Published: January 16, 2014

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — Human remains found last month on Camp Foster appear to be those of an unidentified Japanese male, according to Okinawa prefecture police.

The decomposing body was discovered Dec. 18 in the Futenma family housing area, a section of Camp Foster with many vacant and deteriorating buildings that are to be returned to Okinawa for redevelopment.

After an initial investigation, the Naval Criminal Investigative Service turned the case over to Japanese police, who have so far been unable to identify the man or his cause of death.

The body showed no obvious signs of violence or injury, police said. Investigators posted a notice in local newspapers requesting information on the man’s identity but received no responses.


Marines on Camp Foster, Okinawa, hold a ceremony Sept. 30, 2011.


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