The mummified body of a German adventurer has been discovered inside an abandoned yacht, according to a report by Fox News. The body of 59-year-old Manfred Fritz Bajorat was found last Thursday slumped near the boatâ€™s radio telephone after two fishermen off the coast of the Philippines alerted authorities to a drifting vessel. No one has seen the adventurer since 2009.
Inside the yacht, police found the yachtâ€™s radio, GPS and other valuable itemsâ€¦
Local police spokeswoman Goldie Lou Siega in the Philippines said: â€œWe have no evidence of a second person aboard and no weapon was found on the yacht.â€
Dr Mark Benecke, a forensic criminologist in the German city of Cologne, toldÂ BILDnewspaper: â€œThe way he is sitting seems to indicate that death was unexpected, perhaps from a heart attack.â€
The German embassy in the Philippine capital, Manila, has been notified and is now working on locating Bajoratâ€™s family.
He is believed to have a daughter who works as the captain of a freight vessel and a wife he separated from in 2008 who later died from cancer.