Missing Tinker airman found safe in Minnesota, officials say
MIDWEST CITY, Okla. – A missing Tinker airman was found safe in Minnesota, according to officials.
Late Monday night, News 4 learned from Midwest City police that Scott Young’s car had been found in the parking lot across the street from his home.
Tinker Air Force Base declared him AWOL, or “absent without leave,” when he didn’t show up for work on March 27.
Officials at Tinker say Young was found safe around 10 p.m. Monday in Minnesota.
“The 552nd Air Control Wing is pleased to report that law enforcement officials including US marshals assisted by Air Force Office of Special Investigations personnel found Senior Airman Young and took him safely into custody in the vicinity of St. Paul, Minnesota,” said Col. Geoffrey Weiss, 552nd Air Control Wing commander. “We were able to pinpoint his location and safely apprehend Senior Airman Young thanks to the remarkable efforts and cooperation of a dedicated team of AF OSI investigators, the US marshals, and other federal, local, and base officials. We are also very grateful to the local community for getting the word out so quickly.”
Officials say they are still investigating what led up to Young’s disappearance.