Police said Monday that a U.S. Navy seaman stationed in Japan was found dead early Sunday at Haiki Station in Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture.
Police said the body of Samual Lewis Stiles, a 25-year-old Petty Officer First Class, was found on the station platform at about 5 a.m., NTV reported. He was bleeding from the head. Beside him were empty cans of a popular alcoholic drink containing shochu and flavored with lemon, police said.
Stiles did not have a ticket and had a burn mark on the shoulder of his jacket, leading police to suspect that he had illegally entered the station before climbing on the roof of a train, NTV reported. Investigators believe he then became intoxicated and touched an overhead electricity cable, electrocuting himself.
Following an alleged rape by two U.S. military personnel in Okinawa earlier this month, there is currently a curfew in place banning all U.S. military servicemen in Japan from leaving their base between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. Stiles is thought to have been in breach of the curfew at the time of his death.© Japan Today