MIAMI, FL—October 18, 2011 – FBI agents are in the midst of an investigation into the untimely death of a newborn baby aboard the Carnival Dream cruise ship on Oct. 12. According to information provided by Florida Today, Florida-based cruise ship company Carnival Cruise Lines reported the unfortunate discovery to Dutch authorities on the Caribbean island of St. Maarten, whom subsequently took custody of the newborn’s lifeless body and detained the infant’s mother for questioning.
Awaited by a fleet of FBI agents, the Carnival Dream cruise ship returned to Port Canaveral in Florida on Oct. 15. As searches were being conducted in two of the cruise ship’s guest cabins, FBI agents went on to question both cruise passengers and ship crew members who may have had any information concerning the mysterious cruise ship death.
Dutch officials in St. Maarten have since released the newborn’s mother, whom was merely identified as a 20-year-old woman living in the United States, from their custody.
According to FBI Special Agent Dave Couvertier, “Due to the international and jurisdictional aspects involved with this incident, we are still working on obtaining facts and specific details about the matter… No one has been charged as we are still working on obtaining facts and gathering any available evidence.”
A full investigation into the Carnival cruise ship death was expected to be underway.
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