FORTY FORT, Pa. — The body of a U.S. Air Force servicewoman who died in a fall in Japan has returned home to Pennsylvania.
WNEP-TV (http://bit.ly/2qMpVBk ) reports mourners carrying candles linked the streets of Forty Fort in Luzerne County as police escorted Airman Shannon Purcell’s body to a funeral home early Tuesday.
Authorities say the 19-year-old slipped and fell from a waterfall while on leave in Okinawa on Saturday.
Her funeral is scheduled for Friday.
Information from: WNEP-TV, http://www.wnep.com