Decomposed body found on beach in Lhaviyani Atoll

Police are trying to identify a decomposed body that washed ashore the island of Olhuvelifushi in Lhaviyani Atoll on Sunday morning, reports Haveeru.

Island Councillor Abdul Aziz told the newspaper that the body was “decomposed beyond recognition”, but had been identified as male and possibly a foreigner.

A Chinese couple disappeared last week from the Hilton Irufushi Beach and Spa Resort in Noonu Atoll while swimming. They were staying at the resort with their 13 year-old daughter.

The Maldives National Defence Force launched a search but has yet to find the pair.