Police confirm that body found in St Lawrence River is Filipino crewman from Amazoneborg

Quebec provincial police on Friday identified a body found in the St Lawrence River last month as that of Jeyson Barbante, the crewman who went missing from cargo ship Amazoneborg at the port of Trois-Rivieres on September 30.

Sgt Eloise Cossette of the Surete du Quebec said DNA tests on the body – discovered on October 7 – had confirmed it was the 23-year-old Filipino, who had not previously been named by the police.

But the investigation continues into how Mr Barbante died, Sgt Cossette added.

The missing crewman was believed to have been checking the ship’s draft before he disappeared.

The Amazoneborg is owned by Dutch international transportation company Royal Wagenborg.

Donal Scully

With 28 years experience writing and editing for newspapers in the UK and Hong Kong, Donal is now based in California from where he covers the Americas for Splash as well as ensuring the site is loaded through the Western Hemisphere timezone.
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