Body could be missing boater

Police are investigating if a body found in Tuggen in canton Schwyz at the weekend could be that of a boat captain who went missing at the end of June.

Body could be missing boater
Schwyz Cantonal Police

The body of a man was discovered on Saturday afternoon by people out exercising who were drawn to the spot by a powerful stench, online news site Blick reported.

The body was found in the same area where 50-year-old Jean-Pierre Rebsamen’s boat was found anchored in the Linth river delta in the Obersee section of Lake Zurich.

Due to the difficult terrain around where the body was found, it took police some time to reach it. The body is in such a state of decay that it has not yet been possible to identify the person, nor have police yet been able to identify the cause of death.

However, police are examining the possibility that the body may be that of the missing boat captain, from Jona in canton St. Gallen, who has been missing since June 29th.

Rebsamen was last seen alive on June 27th. A friend reported him missing two days later and his boat, a Riamar, was located that same day.

The police started a major search, using divers to search the lake bottom, helicopters, and two different types of search dogs. The dogs briefly located the scent of Rebsamen on land but then lost it again.

None of his friends can believe that he would have taken his own life, the news site reported. Nor do people think that he had emigrated or gone into hiding. His disappearance was a mystery. 

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Body discovered in Thurgau forest is that of missing 20-year-old

Police in the canton of Thurgau are appealing to the public for information after the body of a young woman was found dead in a forest in the canton last week.

Body discovered in Thurgau forest is that of missing 20-year-old
File photo: Bas Leenders
The woman’s body was found on January 25th by a member of the public. It was wrapped in a rug and left in a forest near Zezikon. 
Initially the woman’s identity was unclear, but on Thursday this week Thurgau police said medical examinations had confirmed the body was that of a 20-year-old who was reported missing on November 12th. 
Named in the Swiss press as Isabella T., the woman was last seen on November 3rd in Langstrasse, Zurich, according to 20 Minutes.
The cause of death is currently unclear, and it is not known where or when the woman lost her life, said police. 
According to investigations, the body was deposited in the forest by a vehicle some time before lunchtime on Christmas Eve.
Anyone who has any information should call Thurgau police on 058 345 22 22.