Couple Found Dead Aboard Cruise Ship

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

April 3, 2015

MS Ryndam (Pic by Holland America Line)

MS Ryndam (Pic by Holland America Line)

 Two passengers were found dead on a cruise ship docked in San Juan, Puerto Rico on Thursday morning in an apparent murder-suicide.  

The unidentified man and woman were in their 50s and from Cleveland, Ohio, AP reports quoting police Sgt. Ricardo Cruz. Cruz said blood was found in the cabin aboard the Ryndam, but it was unclear how the couple died. "We don't know yet whether an object was used or what the motive was," he said.
Holland America Line said two guests were found dead inside their stateroom on the ms Ryndam at 11:30 a.m. Thursday. Local authorities are also reporting that the deceased man and woman were discovered inside a cabin when the ship—the ms Ryndam—docked in historic Old San Juan.
According to the news reports, no one is disclosing how, when or why the two people were killed.
"The cabin was immediately secured, and the authorities were notified, including the FBI," Holland America said. "We are cooperating fully with the investigation, and the authorities will make the official determination on what occurred."
FBI spokesman Moises Quiñones said authorities were on scene investigating. The ship left Tampa, Florida, on March 29 on a 14-day Southern Caribbean cruise. It's currently in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
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