The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is examining the death of a 62-year-old Virginia woman who died while onboard Royal Caribbean’s Enchantment of the Seas.
The woman’s body was found in her cabin by her husband last Sunday (March 24), at the tail end of the seven-day cruise from Baltimore, US to the Bahamas.
The death has now been classified by the FBI as ‘suspicious’, a term used in cases where the cause of death cannot be determined.
“Some things that were unusual caused us to become involved,” FBI spokesperson Richard Wolf told NBC News.
The FBI’s evidence response team was sent in to gather evidence and is awaiting the results of autopsy and toxicology reports.
Royal Caribbean released the following statement on the passenger's death: "We extend our most sincere and heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the 62-year-old female guest from the United States who died while on board Enchantment of the Seas. On March 24, 2013, the guest was found by her husband deceased in their cabin.
“As is our standard procedure, both the FBI and local law enforcement were notified. The FBI responded to the ship when it arrived in Baltimore, Maryland, on Monday, March 25. A member of our Care Team is providing support and assistance to her family."