Airman found dead at Anchorage base

An airman was found dead near Six Mile Lake on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, the Air Force said Sunday. Authorities say he died Saturday and the cause of death is under investigation.

Senior Airman Brandon Cox, 22, was found by members of the 673rd Security Forces Squadron. He worked as an explosive ordnance disposal technician and was assigned to the 673rd Civil Engineer Squadron.

"This is a tragic loss for the Cox family, our organization and our Air Force," said Col. Brian Duffy, commander of JBER and the 673d Air Base Wing. "Our thoughts and prayers are with Brandon's family and friends."

Anchorage Daily News