The physique of a German warrant beheaded by Islamist militants in a Philippines this week has been recovered, troops officials say.
Jurgen Kantner was abducted from his yacht in November. The Abu Sayyaf organisation pronounced it was behind a incident.
The physique was retrieved on a island of Sulu and will be returned to Germany, officials said.
Mr Kantner’s companion, Sabine Merz, was found shot passed aboard their deserted yacht in November.
Last month, a video was posted display a beheading of Mr Kantner by a knife-wielding male shortly after a deadline for a 30m peso (£483,000; $600,000) release expired.
The German unfamiliar method pronounced in a matter that it was “deeply repelled by a evil and hideous act”.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte progressing apologised to Germany and Mr Kantner’s family for unwell to rescue him during scarcely 4 months of chains though insisted that ransoms should not be paid.
Abu Sayyaf is one of a smallest and many aroused jihadist groups in a southern Philippines, famous for a brutality, including beheadings.
It has affianced devotion to supposed Islamic State.
In new months it has been behind a array of attacks during sea between a Philippines and Malaysia, with yank boats and fishing vessels intercepted and their crews kidnapped and hold for ransom.
According to Abu Sayyaf, a integrate were cruising off Malaysia’s Sabah state when a militants intercepted them, a Filipino troops say.
Mr Kantner, 70, and his messenger had been hold for 52 days in 2008 by Somali pirates and expelled after a release was paid.