The U.S. Embassy in Cyprus has confirmed that a senior diplomat has been found dead four days after being reported missing on the Mediterranean island.

A statement from U.S. Ambassador Ronald Schlicher confirmed that a body found in the remote Lefka region west of the capital, Nicosia, is that of 45-year-old Defense Attache Thomas Mooney. He said the cause of death remains under investigation.

Mooney was last seen leaving the U.S. embassy in Nicosia on Thursday afternoon.

Some information for this report was provided by AP and Reuters.