Man arrested in Anchorage airman's disappearance

ANCHORAGE — Authorities in Alaska say a 24-year-old man arrested in connection with the disappearance of another airman initially told Anchorage police his missing friend texted him after he vanished, saying he was sick and being treated.

Charging documents say James Devinn Thomas changed his story after police determined that the cell phone belonging to 22-year-old Clinton Reeves of Raytown, Mo., was inside Thomas’ home after Thomas said he last saw him.

The documents say Thomas eventually said he found Reeves at the home April 19 with an unknown armed man who left with Reeves.

Thomas was arrested late Tuesday at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson and is charged with evidence tampering.

Earlier Tuesday, a man’s body was found in suburban Eagle River, just north of Anchorage. Police say the body hasn’t been identified.

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