Police alleged that the dead man went missing this morning after leaving his house at the Anglican Church in town.
Madang town Police Station Commander Senior Sergeant Steven Etna said they’ve identified the man by his first name only; William from Simbai in Madang's Middle Ramu District.
Etna added that the body was found by a fisherman who was out catching fish this morning. The fisherman reported to police was he’d seen.
"My officers went to the seashore and confirmed the report of a dead person floating in the sea. We then contacted people from the hospital who brought the ambulance and brought the body to the morgue,” Etna said.
Late William’s death is now being investigated.