WEST POINT, N.Y. — Cadet Kade Kurita, 20, from Gardena, Calif., was found dead Oct. 22 at 9:47 p.m. at West Point, the U.S. Military Academy said in a statement.

Kade Kurita. courtesy U.S. Military Academy

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

He had been unaccounted for since Oct. 18, at approximately 5:30 p.m. “when he failed to report for a scheduled military skills competition.

“The cause of death is under investigation, but foul play is not suspected,” the statement said.

According to the U.S. Military Academy, the West Point Military Police, New York State Police, Coast Guard, CSX railroad police, local police, and the 23rd Military Police Company from Fort Drum, N.Y., assisted in the search for Kurita.

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