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News | July 18, 2023

UPDATED: Seeking Information on Missing Soldier

By Department of the Army Criminal Investigation Division #23-11

QUANTICO, Va. - The Department of the Army Criminal Investigation Division is requesting the public's assistance in locating a missing Soldier assigned to the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, Katterbach Kaserne, Germany, Staff Sgt. Jonathan Dean Lane.

Staff Sgt. Lane is 31 years old, approximately 5’ 7”, 160 lbs., and has brown hair. He has tattoos on both arms and shoulders that depict toy blocks with a “J” and a “D”, the words “I’m so proud”, and cartoon sea life images. 

On June 23, Staff Sgt. Lane was seen in his vehicle in front of the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade’s headquarters, on Katterbach Kaserne. Later that day, he attempted to access Ramstein Air Force Base portraying himself as a civilian, using the name David Hersher. On that same day he attempted to enter Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. He was wearing a blue T-Shirt at the time.

On June 25, his car was found abandoned near the town of Urbach, Rheinland-Pfalz. His last known location was the Koblenz main train station on June 29. 

Any person having information regarding Staff Sgt. Lane please call +49-9802-83-3855 or email the Ansbach Resident Unit CID Office at

You may also use the Army CID Submit a Tip – Report a Crime online form at

People wishing to remain anonymous will be honored to the degree allowable under the law and the information will be held in the strictest confidence allowable.