Produced by Jonathan Leach On Jan. 17, 1968, Officer Andrew Muns, the new paymaster aboard the USS Cacapon, a refueling ship moored in the Philippines, mysteriously vanished along with $8,600 from the ship’s safe. The 24-year-old was never heard from again. An investigation found Muns had stolen the cash and was listed as a deserter. He was stripped of his military honor. But his family always believed something sinister had happened. In 1998, Muns’ sister Mary Lou Taylor sought the help of NCIS’ newly formed Cold Case Squad. Full coverage: “48 Hours: NCIS” The agents began by tracking down crewmembers of the Capacon, specifically focusing on anyone who might have made odd statements about Muns after his disappearance. That led them to Michael LeBrun, who originally told investigators that Muns may have gone scuba diving and drowned, which raised a red flag for the agents. Trouble is, Muns was last seen at midnight, meaning if LeBrun’s theory was correct, Muns went diving alone in the dark. But suddenly, LeBrun surprised the agents with a new theory – one where he might have played a role in Muns’ disappearance. Was it the clue the agents needed to bring charges and restore… Read full this story
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