Navy releases identity of sailor found on ship no known cause of death

U.S. Navy engineman fireman recruit Akiree Pointer. (Facebook)

The Navy has identified a sailor who was found dead on Saturday. Akiree Pointer was found on an aircraft carrier with “no obvious or apparent cause of death,” according to Stennis spokesman Lt. Cmdr. Frederick Martin.

Pointer, was an engineman fireman recruit aboard the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis.

He was from Arlington, Texas and spent some time studying at Texas Southern University and Tarrant County College, according to his social media profiles.

“John C. Stennis and the Navy convey their condolences to the Sailor’s family and friends in their time of loss,” the ship’s public affairs office said in a press release issued on Tuesday.

Pointer attended Navy basic training at the Naval Recruit Training Center in Great Lakes, Illinois, before joining the aircraft carrier, according to Kitsap Sun.

The USS John C. Stennis is currently at Naval Base Kitsap – Bermerton in Washington as it prepares for its next scheduled deployment. More than 3,000 men and women live and work aboard Stennis.

The command is investigating his cause of death.

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