CHATHAM (AP/CBS) — Authorities have found a decomposed body inside a closed compartment aboard a retired Coast Guard boat in Massachusetts.

The Cape and Islands district attorney’s office says Coast Guard personnel called Chatham police Sunday night to report the body.

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The preliminary investigation has not revealed evidence of foul play.

A body was found inside a Coast Guard boat on display in Chatham (WBZ-TV)

Family members say the body has been identified as 24-year-old Matt Amsler who went missing in October.

Toni Runci updated a GoFundMe page for Amsler on Monday.

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Matt Amsler (Image from

“It saddens me to share that today we found Matthew. He was located this morning in Chatham. He had crawled into an airtight space on a boat for shelter from a recent storm, and fell peacefully asleep and ran out of oxygen. This, of course, was not the ending we wished or hoped for,” wrote Runci.

The 44-foot motor lifeboat was not in the water but was on display on the lawn at Coast Guard Station Chatham.

A Coast Guard spokesman says the boat was retired in 2009 after 46 years of service.

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