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Old 10-30-2012, 02:19 PM
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U.S. Soldier Found Dead in Japan

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/1...n_2039768.html

Police in Japan said Monday that a U.S. sailor was found dead at a train station in Nagasaki Prefecture over the weekend.

The sailor, identified as Petty Officer 2nd Class Samuel Lewis Stiles, was found on a train platform at Haiki Station at 5 a.m. Sunday.

Stiles, 25, reportedly had no personal belongings on him and was dressed in civilian clothes. However, CNN reports that the sailor was discovered "surrounded by [several] alcoholic drink cans."

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The death, which police say they are investigating as either an accident or a crime, comes at a delicate time for the U.S. military in Japan after two U.S. sailors were arrested earlier this month on accusations they raped a local woman.
That case provoked an angry reaction from Japanese officials, and the U.S. military responded by imposing a curfew on its troops in Japan. The curfew restricted military personnel to bases, personal homes or hotels between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m.

It is thought that Stiles may have been out in breach of this curfew the night he died.

According to Chinese news agency Xinhua, Stiles may have died after climbing on top of a "stationary train." The young man may have fallen off the train after getting electrocuted by an overhead power line.
“There will be an investigation obviously,” Commander Naval Forces Japan spokesman Jon Nylander said, according to news website Stars and Stripes.

The website adds that when Stiles was found, his forehead was discovered to have been "bleeding and part of his windbreaker was burnt." There were, however, no signs of violence.


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Re: U.S. Soldier Found Dead in Japan

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There is a video at that link but I don't know how to embed them.

<object width="560" height="315"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/LF67MNkjkd8?version=3&amp;hl=it_IT&amp;rel=0"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/LF67MNkjkd8?version=3&amp;hl=it_IT&amp;rel=0" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="560" height="315" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object>
And another link
http://japandailypress.com/u-s-sailo...g-self-2917468
Thanks for sharing

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Eengresh, prease!

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...found on a train platform...surrounded by [several] alcoholic drink cans.
...police say they are investigating as either an accident or a crime...
There were, however, no signs of violence.
Excuse me, but WTF?

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Excuse me, but WTF?
Yeah, did the guy get drunk at the train station and somehow touch the wire and then fall off? Was he alone at the time?

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This heavy alcohol use, if this is the case with this man, is universal!

Sad, if that was the case. Sad, too, if he was attacked. Since it is either, "a crime or an accident", someone will get to the bottom!

What are your other options? Natural causes would be accidental I think.

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Situational coincidence and accidental death.

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Situational coincidence and accidental death.
There ya go! I knew someone would figure it out!

How's the leg, Shaz?

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