Days after the physique of a Hubbard man was discovered on the Yokota Air Base in Japan, the bottom commander shared a video assertion in regards to the standing of a number of loss of life investigations there.
Trevor Balint, 34, of Hubbard, was discovered useless on the air base earlier this week after an in depth, two-week search. He’d been declared lacking Feb. 1 when his spouse, Britni Balint, of Brookfield, stated he was final seen at 1:30 a.m. that night time. His physique finally was present in the identical constructing as his house.
Based on a video posted by Col. Andrew Campbell, 374th Airlift Wing Commander on the base, the invention of Balint’s loss of life was one among six on the bottom in 12 months.
“Before everything I wish to specific my honest condolences to the households and associates who’ve misplaced family members this 12 months,” Campbell stated. “I wish to reassure our group that these deaths, whereas tragic, replicate no identified hazard to our group at massive.”
Within the video, he defined the loss of life investigations take a number of months and urged the general public to stay affected person because the probes proceed.
“In all circumstances of loss of life, the Air Power Workplace of Particular Investigations completes a radical investigation,” Campbell stated. “The integrity of those investigations prevents us from prematurely sharing lots of the particulars about every case and even when full, many particulars will not be launched out of respect for the deceased and his or her family members.”
Additionally within the video, he pressured that any hazard to the group would have been, or shall be, appropriately addressed. On the finish of the video, he once more urged the general public to “preserve religion within the legislation enforcement groups, the women and men of the safety forces squadron, the workplace of particular investigations and our host nation’s police forces.”
Balint’s physique was discovered within the house constructing on the east aspect of the bottom. Based on a report, he was pronounced useless by medical personnel on the scene.
U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Howland, helped Balint’s mother-in-law, Denise Mott, of Brookfield, safe a visa to get to Japan to be along with her daughter, Britni.
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