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U.S. sailor dead at Japanese train station

Oct. 29, 2012 at 10:01 AM   |   Comments

HAIKI, Japan, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- A U.S. sailor was found dead at a Japanese train station, police said Monday.

The sailor, identified as Petty Officer 2nd Class Samuel Lewis Stiles, was found on the platform at Haiki Station in Nagasaki prefecture at 5 a.m. Sunday, CNN reported.

Stiles was in civilian clothes and had no personal belongings with him, Haiki police said.

The sailor's death was being investigated as either an accident or a crime, police said.

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