A senior American diplomat missing for four days has been found dead in a rural area of western Cyprus, state radio reported Monday.

CyBC state radio said Lt. Col. Thomas Mooney, the U.S. embassy's military attache, was found dead in the Lefka area, around 28 miles west of the capital, Nicosia.

Police could not immediately confirm the report.

Mooney disappeared on Thursday. Police said he was driving a black Chevrolet Saloon with diplomatic plates.