Some believe he may have had a heart attack while others think someone may have tried to kill him. The police just don’t think anyone attempted to hurt him or he wouldn’t have been sitting in the position he was found in.
It later emerged that Bajorat’s wife Claudia had tragically passed away from cancer in 2010. Heartbreakingly, he left a tribute to her on an internet forum dedicated to sailing before he disappeared.
“Thirty years we’ve been together on the same path … then the power of demons was stronger than the will to live. You’re gone. May your soul find peace. Your Manfred.”
Forensic criminologist Dr. Mark Benecke had a theory on how Bajorat might have met his end.
“The way he is sitting seems to indicate that death was unexpected, perhaps from a heart attack.”