FBI investigating suspicious death aboard cruise ship


After being called in to investigate a woman’s death aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship, the FBI is calling the death “suspicious.”

A 64-year old Midlothian, Virginia woman and her husband were passengers on the Royal Caribbean’s Enchantment of the Seas cruise ship. A spokesman for Royal Caribbean says the husband found his wife dead in their cabin on Sunday, the final day of a 7-day voyage.

The Enchantment of the Seas had been on a 7-day cruise, sailing to Florida and the Bahamas. FBI agents boarded the ship after it docked in Baltimore, early Monday morning. Richard Wolf, a Special Agent with the FBI’s Baltimore office, said the agency always looks into deaths that occur on ships at sea. He would not elaborate on what made the death look suspicious.

Investigators also said the door to cabin number 7110 had a padlock, and they are interviewing the husband. An autopsy has already been performed, and investigators are awaiting the toxicology report. The cause of death has yet to be determined.

As of Tuesday morning, the woman’s name had not been released. The cruise line has extended their deepest sympathies to the family and has been providing any assistance needed.