Sasebo sailor found dead at Japanese train station
News On Japan via CNN -- Oct 29
A Sasebo-based sailor - possibly breaking a curfew for U.S. servicemembers in Japan - was found dead Sunday morning at a train station, according to Japanese police.
A worker found Petty Officer 2nd Class Samuel Lewis Stiles, 25, lying face down on a platform at Japan Railways' Haiki station in Sasebo city about 5 a.m., a Haiki police spokesman said Monday, adding that cause of death was under investigation.
Japanese media reported he fell and hit his head after climbing atop a train, where he was electrocuted by an overhead power line.
Five or six empty cans of a Japanese cocktail were found nearby, but police have to conduct a blood test to determine if he had been drinking, the spokesman said.
Police said that when Stiles was found, his forehead had been bleeding and part of his windbreaker was burnt.
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