The body of West Point cadet Kade Kurita was found dead Tuesday night on campus grounds after nearly four days of extensive searching around Hudson Valley, New York. Investigators are looking into the cause of death, but have stated they don’t suspect foul play.

“We are grieving this loss and our thoughts and prayers go out to Cadet Kurita’s family and friends,” West Point Superintendent Lt. Gen. Darryl Williams said in a press release Wednesday.

Kurita, 20, of Gardena, California, was first reported missing Friday after he failed to report for the 5:30 p.m. start of weekend military skill competitions. This prompted a search of the grounds by staff and fellow cadets that was handed over to local, state, and military police early Saturday morning.

Efforts intensified after it was discovered Kurita’s M4 rifle was also discovered missing and could pose a danger to himself. However, authorities believed Kurita was not in possession of any ammunition or magazines for the rifle.

Search efforts continued to expand as authorities began checking the Hudson River shoreline, aided by the U.S. Coast Guard. The New York State Police Department also sent out diving teams to search lakes and ponds surrounding the West Point area.

The press release also confirmed search efforts were aided by CSX railroad police and the 23rd Military Police Company from Fort Drum, New York.

“I would like to thank the New York State police and the 23rd MP Company along with partners,” Lt. Gen. Williams said. “They exhibited exceptional professionalism as demonstrated by their tremendous efforts in searching for Cadet Kurita.”

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