Philippines mystery – Mummified sailor found in a yacht drifting in the Pacific

There were no visible signs of foul play, like a gunshot or stabbing wound.

Last Updated: Mar 02, 2016, 10:47 AM IST
Philippines mystery – Mummified sailor found in a yacht drifting in the Pacific

Manila: Authorities in Philippines were left shocked after a mummified body of man was found in a yacht drifting in the Pacific Ocean.

The dead man was sitting slumped near the radio in the cabin of the 12-meter (40-foot) long white yatch; the mast was broken, maybe in a storm.

The yacht found last week by Filipino fishermen off the southeastern province of Surigao del Sur.

There were no visible signs of foul play, like a gunshot or stabbing wound, the police said.

The police suspect that the man he died of natural causes, maybe a heart attack as he was sitting by the table when he passed away.

The AP reports that the documents found in the yacht showed that it was apparently owned by a German adventurer identified as Manfred Fritz Bajorat, adding that investigators still have to determine whether he was the dead man.