(WKBN) – The body of a missing Hubbard man was found early Tuesday at an airbase in Japan, the man’s mother-in-law confirms.
The search for Trevor Balint, 34, began earlier this month after he went missing near the Yokota Air Base. He was last seen by his wife on Feb. 1 near the base. His cell phone, keys, shoes and sweatshirt were later found on the porch of a garden apartment.
Balint’s mother-in-law, Denise Mott, said investigators found his body in his own apartment tower, even though she said she was told they searched that area twice.
The family is meeting with investigators in Japan on Wednesday in the hopes of learning more.
The Yokota Air Base posted about the death on its website, though Balint wasn’t identified by name. The post said the cause of death and circumstances surrounding the death are still under investigation.
A Facebook page created by Balint’s family to help with his search has been taken down.
Balint had been teaching high school students at the airbase and his wife, Britni, is a defense department analyst on the base.
Valley Congressman Tim Ryan, who has been communicating with the family and air base officials, sent the following statement to WKBN on Tuesday:
“I am devastated at hearing of the death of Trevor Balint. Andrea and my prayers go out to his wife Britni and to their family.
I know that Trevor’s family still has many unanswered questions and I will do everything I can to ensure that they are provided as much information as is available to get the answers they need. I will remain in close contact with military leadership at Yokota Air Base and the Balint family and will assist in any way necessary in the days ahead.”