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Missing teenager Matthew Strasbaugh found dead at RAF Lakenheath

Matthew Strasbaugh
Matthew Strasbaugh

An 18-year-old man who went missing in Lakenheath last week has been found dead.

Matthew Strasbaugh's body was found on RAF Lakenheath on Saturday after Suffolk Lowland Search and Rescue started searching the base.

The teenager, who was a dependent of an RAF Mildenhall service member, was last seen at the Lakenheath base on Tuesday, November 13.

Col. Will Marshall, 48th Fighter Wing commander, said: "We are deeply saddened this tragic loss has occurred, and thank the Suffolk Constabulary for their tremendous search and recovery efforts.

"On behalf of our entire Liberty Wing community, we offer our sincerest condolences to the Strasbaugh family and our neighbours at RAF Mildenhall."

An investigation into the cause of death is ongoing but Suffolk Police do not currently believe there are suspicious circumstances involved.

Col. Christopher Amrhein, 100th Air Refueling Wing commander, said: "Our thoughts and prayers are with the Strasbaugh family. Thank you to everyone who assisted us in trying to find Matthew."