NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) -- A Norfolk-based sailor who vanished last week after leaving the USS Wasp has been found safe in Colorado, NCIS confirms.
Gage Brady left the Wasp in Norfolk around 10:30 on the night of June 10. Investigators say he told a friend he was going to pick up another friend, but he never returned.
Norfolk Police say when they called Brady's cell phone, someone else answered, saying he found it outside a 7-Eleven in the Ocean View area. Subsequent calls to that phone went unanswered. Investigators also say someone used Brady's debit card in Kentucky and Missouri, and they're working with local law enforcement to help identify the person who used the card.
Police in Colorado Springs notified NCIS that Brady has since turned himself in to them, and is currently in their custody.
According to NCIS, when police asked Brady about his Unauthorized Absence, he "just decided to drive to Colorado and gave his phone to an unknown individual so he would not be tracked."
Brady's command is working to have him returned to Norfolk at this time.