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Norfolk family says missing Marine has been found

Posted at 2:36 PM, May 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-05 16:47:30-04

NORFOLK, Va. -- A Norfolk Marine that has been missing since Wednesday morning, May 3, has been found according to his family, affiliate WTKR reports.

Staff Sgt. Joshua Whatley, 34, was found Friday, his sister told the station. There has been no additional information released about his whereabouts.

The Virginia-based Marine was reported missing by his wife after he left his Norfolk home to go to work Wednesday morning, but never showed up.

Whatley's family said his phone was turned off.

Whatley's sister said her brother had been deployed five times to Iraq and Afghanistan.

"I don't care who you are, if you go over there. You're going to come back different end of story. You see things you are not supposed to see as a human being," Tiffany Lantz said. "We just want him home and safe."

A missing persons report was filed with Norfolk Police. Investors do not consider his disappearance to be suspicious.

The Whatleys made national headlines last year when they spoke out over fears contaminates were making kids sick with cancer on military housing.