The West Seattle-raised sailor reported missing in Afghanistan earlier this week, Petty Officer 3rd Class Jarod Newlove, has been found dead, according to an Associated Press report published by the Seattle Times (WSB partner). The AP attributes the information to a “senior U.S. military official” who says his body has been recovered. Newlove, 25, graduated from Chief Sealth High School in 2003, and was a longtime West Seattleite, according to comments published after the report of his disappearance. KING5 TV says his family has told them they got the news around noontime yesterday. The Washington Post quotes an Afghan official as saying Newlove was found shot to death on Wednesday in the village of Yousef. No official Department of Defense news release yet. (June 2010 U.S. Navy photo)
ADDED 8:10 AM: A family friend confirms to WSB that a community event will be planned at some point to show support for PO3 Newlove’s family, though it is too soon to announce.