Marine missing from joint base found dead

JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST — Marine Sgt. Tristan Clinger has been found dead, a week after the 28-year-old went missing from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, the leader of the team searching for him confirmed.

His body was found during a search on Saturday, Nancy Schaeffer, founder of the Missing in America organization, said to NJ Advance Media. The Bridgewater organization led the search.  

Schaeffer declined to disclose where Clinger was found or any other details.

Clinger had served in the military for five years. Clinger’s wife had said he seemed upset before he left the base on foot on Dec. 20.

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