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Mummy-looking dead sailor found in yacht off Philippines

/ 04:05 PM March 01, 2016

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine police say they’re trying to determine the identity and cause of death of a sailor who was found dead while sitting slumped on a table by the radio of a wayward yacht found adrift in the Pacific Ocean.

Police Chief Inspector Dominador Plaza says the gray decomposing remains of the man resembled a mummy, adding mystery to his death. His body was discovered aboard a white yacht found last week by Filipino fishermen off the southeastern province of Surigao del Sur.

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Plaza said Tuesday that documents found in the damaged yacht showed that it was apparently owned by a German identified as Manfred Fritz Bajorat, adding that investigators have to determine whether he was the dead sailor on board.

The German Embassy in Manila refused to comment.

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