Norfolk police, NCIS looking for missing sailor

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NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Authorities are looking for a sailor who disappeared Sunday night.

Police say 21-year-old Gage Brady left his ship around 10:30 p.m. on June 11 in his vehicle and never came back. Navy officials say a friend spoke to Brady that night. Brady apparently told the friend he was going to a bar to pick up another friend.

Brady is assigned to the USS Wasp.

When Norfolk police called Brady’s cell phone, an unknown man answered and said he had found the phone outside a 7-Eleven in the Ocean View area — though it’s not clear which convenience store, according to the Navy. Any calls made since then have gone unanswered.

Police and NCIS reported Brady as missing with the National Crime Information center.

Navy officials say there is not indication at this time to suggest Brady has come into any harm. His debit card has been used at an ATM, gas station and Wal-Mart in Kentucky as well as a gas station and McDonalds in Missouri.

NCIS is working with Moorehead, Kentucky police, St. Louis, Missouri police, Boonville County, Missouri police and other law enforcement agencies to identify who used the card.

The Navy says Brady was driving his black 2011 Chevrolet Impala with either a Texas license plate of or a recently obtained temporary Virginia license plate at last check.

Both agencies are working to find out where he is. If you’ve seen Brady or know of his whereabouts, call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP or send an anonymous text tip to NCIS at 274637 (CRIMES).