June 11, 2018
A U.S. Air Force officer who disappeared without a trace more than three decades ago is found living under an assumed identity in California.
William Hughes Jr. deserted the branch in 1983 after coming back from duty in western Europe, according to Air Force Office of Special Investigations officials.
He was apprehended by authorities after a fraud investigation and said he deserted the Air Force because he was depressed and decided to leave.
Hughes has been charged with desertion and is being held at Travis Air Force base in California and could face up to five years in jail if convicted.