Federal Bureau of Investigation probing American woman's death on Aruba-bound cruise ship

Irving Hamilton
November 15, 2018

ABC News reports that both local and federal authorities are investigating the Tuesday death of a 52-year-old woman on Princess Cruises' Royal Princess cruise ship.

The death of a woman who plunged from the upper deck of a cruise ship is reportedly being investigated as a potential murder case.

The Royal Princess left Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale on Friday and is expected to return on Saturday.

A ship belonging to Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines is anchored off Labadee Beach, near Cap Haitian, Haiti, as passengers enjoy the water, February 2, 2000.

The woman crashed into a lifeboat on a lower deck and was declared dead at the scene, the cruise company told USA Today in a statement.

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The death "was reported to the local authorities who met and boarded the ship upon arrival".

"We are deeply saddened by this incident and offer our honest condolences to the family and those affected", they added.

Aruba-based MasNoticia.com revealed investigators are looking into whether the woman's death was murder.

"The incident was reported to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and local authorities and the local authorities met and boarded the ship upon arrival in Aruba", Princess Cruises said in a statement Wednesday. Passengers weren't allowed off the ship before the authorities arrived.

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