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Air Force searches for Indiana airman missing in Italy

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    Air Force searches for Indiana airman missing in Italy
    Published July 09, 2016
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    This undated photo provided by Aviano Air Base shows Air Force Staff Sgt. Halex Hale. The U.S. Air Force is searching for Hale, 24, of Middletown, Indiana who is assigned to the 31st Fighter Wing at Aviano Air Base, who vanished last week in Italy. (Aviano Air Base via AP)

    MIDDLETOWN, Ind. – The U.S. Air Force is searching for an Indiana airman who vanished last week in Italy after attending a cookout near the base where he's served for more than a year.

    The Air Force issued an all-points bulletin Friday for Staff Sgt. Halex Hale. The 24-year-old from Middletown, Indiana, is assigned to the 31st Fighter Wing at Aviano Air Base, about 50 miles northeast of Venice.

    Hale was last seen on the evening of July 2 at a cookout at a friend's house in Sacile, Italy, about nine miles from the base.

    His mother, Amy Hale, said her son left that cookout on foot to visit another friend's home about 15 minutes away but never arrived.

    Her husband, Lance Hale, traveled to Italy on Friday as the search for their son continues.

    "We're just devastated," she told The (Muncie) Star Press.

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    Body of US airman who vanished in Italy reportedly found
    Published July 12, 2016
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    Air Force Staff Sgt. Halex Hale in an undated photo. (Aviano Air Base via AP)

    DEVELOPING: The body of a U.S. airman who disappeared days ago in northern Italy was recovered in the Adriatic Sea, Italian police told CBS News.

    Halex Hale, assigned to the 31st Fighter Wing at Aviano Air Base, vanished after leaving a friend's house late at night on July 2.

    "The most plausible theory for now is that he was inebriated with alcohol, left the house and fell into one of the nearby canals, which were swollen due to particularly stormy weather," lead investigator Grigoletto Michele said Sunday.

    The 24-year-old airman's father, Lance Hale, said he walked the route from the friend's home to a nearby public square, and it led him to believe the police report was inaccurate.

    The airman, originally from Indiana, had served in the Air Force for six years and at Aviano since February 2015, his mother, Amy Hale, told The Star Press in Muncie, Indiana. He also served in Afghanistan.

    The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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