Navy divers found the deceased on the seabed in the Airisto area last week, but he is suspected of being a missing man in 1979.
Turku The deceased found in the Airisto area on February 23 is not a lawyer who disappeared in Turku in 1994.
The Central Criminal Police said on Monday that the identity of the deceased found at sea had been tentatively investigated and the police had been able to rule out the possibility that the man had been missing in 1994.
“Based on a preliminary investigation, police suspect the deceased is a man who disappeared in 1979, but identity will only be confirmed on closer investigation. The man’s relatives have been told of the suspicion, ”says the criminal inspector Aki Lahtinen In a press release about the Central Criminal Police.
In the case of the deceased found at sea, the cause of death continues to be determined. At the moment, it does not appear to be involved in the crime, police said in a statement.
Navy divers found a deceased on the seabed in the Airisto area last week.
The police at the time suspected that this was a lawyer who had disappeared from Turku in 1994 Ilpo Härmäläinen. According to a police statement, the deceased had been at the bottom of the sea for a considerable time.
The search for the lawyer continues, police said Monday.
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