Body in L.I. Sound tentatively ID’d as missing boater
Published 9:42 am, Friday, June 24, 2016
BRIDGEPORT — Police have tentatively identified a body found Thursday in Fairfield as that of missing boater Shigemune Mori.
On Thursday, two girls walking along the shore near 981 Fairfield Beach Road spotted the body about 25 feet into the water. They called police, who then recovered the remains.
Officials have yet to definitively confirm that the body is that of Mori, but they said they matched jewelry and other descriptors given by his wife.
“We made a tentative identification based on clothing descriptions and personal item,” said Bridgeport Police Capt. Brian Fitzgerald, who was on the scene Thursday. Fitzgerald heads the marine unit that oversaw recovery of the body.
A memorial service is scheduled for Shigemune Mori on Saturday, July 2 at 11 a.m. at Lester Gee Funeral Home at 1390 Fairfield Ave., in Bridgeport.