A Carnival crewmember found a dead baby in a passenger cabin this week. The child is apparently the newborn baby of a twenty year old passenger.
The disturbing discovery occurred aboard the Carnival Dream cruise ship. Carnival released a statement indicating that Dutch authorities detained the mother in St. Maarten, where the cruise ship called on Wednesday. The FBI boarded the Dream when it returned to Port Canaveral. The FBI has special maritime jurisdiction to investigate alleged crimes involving U.S. passengers in international waters.
Carnival does not permit pregnant women to cruise if their estimated gestational age on the day of disembarkation is 25 weeks or more.
There is no indication whether the baby was stillborn or died after the mother gave birth. An autopsy should provide answers.
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