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Mummy-looking dead sailor found in yacht off Philippines

In this Saturday Feb.27, 2016, photo provided by Barobo Police Station of the Philippine National Police, police, coast guard and Filipino fishermen inspect a yacht near the shore off Barobo township, Surigao Del Sur province in southeastern 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. Christopher Templanza/PNP Barobo Station via AP

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.

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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