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Woman's body found floating in Bataan waters

Woman's body found floating in Bataan waters

SAN ANTONIO, Zambales –– The body of a woman was discovered floating at the bay area in Morong town, Bataan province on Sunday, police said.

Investigators said the body was spotted about 8 nautical miles (around 14.8 kilometers) from the shoreline in front of a nuclear power plant.

Authorities were still confirming if the woman is the missing partner of a Korean man, who was also found dead on Capones Island in this town on April 17, said Senior Sergeant Michael Villanueva, investigator of San Antonio police station.

The body could be that of Hyun Jung Han, 52, who was last seen wearing jeans and a black undergarment, he said.

Hyun Jung was last seen together with her partner Changman Lee, 53, on April 16 on Capones Island.

Changman’s body was found floating in the water around five meters from the shoreline.

Villanueva said the unidentified woman’s body remains in the water, adding that members of the sea patrol near the area were not capable of retrieving it.

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