US airman found dead at home near RAF Lakenheath is named

USAF Staff Sargeant Joshua Wikston was found dead in his off-base residence in Mundford.

USAF Staff Sargeant Joshua Wikston was found dead in his off-base residence in Mundford. - Credit: Archant

A US Air Force (USAF) airman found dead at his home near RAF Lakenheath on Friday morning has been identified.

USAF Staff Sargeant Joshua Wikston was found dead in his off-base residence in Mundford.

Staff Sgt Wikston was assigned to the 48th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron.

Colonel Evan Pettus, 48th Fighter Wing commander, said: “Our thoughts and prayers are with Staff Sgt Wikston’s family, friends and fellow airmen.

“The entire Liberty Wing feels the impact of Josh’s loss.

“We will do everything we can to support his family through this difficult time, and to care for the members of our team who need assistance in the wake of his death.”

Staff Sgt Wikston’s cause of death is currently under investigation.

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The USAF Office of Special Investigations will be taking it forward.