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  1. #1
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    Sep 2011

    MA - Chatham, Body found on Coast Guard boat, Jul'17 - Matthew Amsler


    CHATHAM, Mass. (AP) — Authorities have found a decomposed body inside a closed compartment aboard a retired Coast Guard boat in Massachusetts.

    The Cape and Islands district attorney’s office says Coast Guard personnel called Chatham police Sunday night to report the body.

    The preliminary investigation has not revealed evidence of foul play.

    The remains have been sent to the medical examiner in an effort to determine the body’s identity.

    The 44-foot motor lifeboat was not in the water but was on display on the lawn at Coast Guard Station Chatham.

    A Coast Guard spokesman says the boat was retired in 2009 after 46 years of service.

  2. #2
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    Oct 2014
    san jose, ca
    possibly someone hiding out in there OD'd?

  3. #3
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    Jan 2010
    or froze to death in the winter? Climbed in, thinking a blanket & berth would be warm enough?

  4. #4
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    May 2017
    Los Angeles

    Family members say the body has been identified as 24-year-old Matt Amsler who went missing in October.
    “It saddens me to share that today we found Matthew. He was located this morning in Chatham. He had crawled into an airtight space on a boat for shelter from a recent storm, and fell peacefully asleep and ran out of oxygen. This, of course, was not the ending we wished or hoped for,” wrote Runci.
    The GFM donation page linked in the article says he had schizophrenia.

  5. #5
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    Dec 2008
    So sad but at least he was found for his family.
    I wonder why the CG looked in there seeing as it has been on display for years.

  6. #6
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    Sep 2011
    I'm glad he's been found. RIP, Matthew.

  7. #7
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    Feb 2017
    So, it was airtight and he probably couldn't get back out. Sad. I'm glad the family has answers, though.

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