NCIS investigating after death on Norfolk-based ship

Posted at 2:58 PM, May 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-08 14:58:45-04

NEW YORK, NY – MAY 24: The USS San Jacinto (CG 56) makes its way past the Statue of Liberty on the opening day of Fleet Week on May 24, 2017 in New York City. Now in its 29th year, Fleet Week brings more than 3,700 U.S. and Canadian service members to Manhattan through Memorial Day. The event includes ship tours, military demonstrations, musical performances and other events. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NORFOLK, Va. – The Naval Criminal Investigative Service is investigating after a death aboard the USS San Jacinto.

According to Lt. Cmdr. Courtney Hillson, a civilian contractor was pronounced dead aboard the guided missile cruiser at approximately 10 a.m. Wednesday.

The San Jacinto is based in Norfolk.

The Navy could provide no further details at this time.

News 3 is working to learn more about the death investigation.