The mystery of the mummified body of a German adventurer who was found dead on his yacht off the coast of the Philippines has taken a new twist after a haunting note and photos were uncovered.
Manfred Fritz Bajorat, 59, whose body was discovered by two fishermen, wrote a thirty two word memorium his beloved wife Claudia, who died from cancer aged 53 on 2 May 2010.
‘Thirty years we’re been together on the same path. Then the power of the demons was stronger than the will to live. You’re gone. May your soul find its peace. Your Manfred,’ it read.
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Police are trying to retrace his last voyages and find the last people to speak with him
Authorities were still determining the cause of the death and have been in touch with the German Embassy for more information about the man.
The sign screwed into a bulkhead reads: ‘This is a swell ship for the skipper….but a hell ship for the crew’
Devastation: The vessel was found with tins and rubbish strewn around, with ageing photo albums that had seen severe water damage
Lonely cabin: Images of the inside of the inside of the vessel showed the cramped and lonely quarters where Mr Bajorat spent his last days