Body Found in S. Korea Ferry —6 Months After It Sank

Grisly find, 1st since July, discovered in bathroom
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 28, 2014 7:10 AM CDT
Body Found in S. Korea Ferry —6 Months After It Sank
Family members of passengers wait on a bus to leave Gwangju District Court after a trial of crew members on Oct. 27, 2014.   (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

It's been more than six months since the South Korean ferry Sewol sank in April, but the search for bodies hasn't stopped—and today, another body was found in the sunken ship. It was found in a women's bathroom on the fourth floor, CNN reports. The body is presumed to have belonged to a woman, Yonhap reports, noting that it's the first time since July 18 that a body has been found. It is likely to be lifted from the wreckage tomorrow. The death toll now stands at 295, Yonhap notes. Meanwhile, prosecutors are seeking a death sentence for the ferry's captain. (Read more South Korea stories.)

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