Last night I received an email from a person who follows cruising who received information that there may have been what is being described as a "murder / suicide" on an unidentified Royal Caribbean cruise ship. There was a vague posting of the alleged incident on the Disney boards.
This morning I received another email from a passenger who just disembarked the Enchantment of the Seas cruise ship. The person’s email is as follows:
"Just got off Royal Caribbean Enchantment of the Seas. They were detaining everyone on the 7Th floor and the police were there collecting statements. The crew wouldn’t say what was going on but other passengers said there was a murder/death on the 7th fl. Post if you hear anything about it."
My understanding is that the Enchantment OTS is moored in Baltimore at the moment.
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Update March 25 2013: I received the following information this morning from a person who wishes to remain anonymous:
The deceased person is reportedly a woman in her 60’s who allegedly was found on the floor by her husband.
She reportedly had fallen inside the cabin earlier the same evening and hit her head and went to bathroom where she fell again this is when husband called for help. Nurses arrived to the cabin to attend the situation however she was pronounced dead at 5 AM.
(Please note that I cannot verify any of this information or any comments below).
The cabin was thereafter sealed at some point until arrival into port where investigations will begin.
We were also provided with a copy of a photo of the door of the cabin in question which shows a plexi-glass cover over the key hole and key card slot with a lock around the handle.
The FBI has told news stations in Baltimore that there are "suspicious undertones" surrounding the death.
A local CBS news station in Baltimore aired a short video on the investigation.
March 28, 2013 Update: The AP is reporting that an "autopsy shows that a Virginia woman found dead aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship died of natural causes.
FBI spokesman Rich Wolf has identified the woman as 64-year-old Katherine Kennedy, of Midlothian, Va. He says Kennedy died of heart disease.
Her husband found her dead Sunday in her cabin on the Enchantment of the Seas cruise ship. FBI agents met the ship when it arrived in Baltimore on Monday to begin investigating the unexplained death.
Wolf says Kennedy also had a laceration on her forehead, but authorities determined that she got the cut when she fell down. They said it had nothing to do with her death."
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