FBI: Woman died of heart disease on cruise ship

Death on cruise ship attributed to natural causes; FBI says woman suffered from heart disease

Associated Press

BALTIMORE (AP) -- An autopsy shows that a Virginia woman found dead aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship died of natural causes.

FBI spokesman Rich Wolf has identified the woman as 64-year-old Katherine Kennedy, of Midlothian, Va. He says Kennedy died of heart disease.

Her husband found her dead Sunday in her cabin on the Enchantment of the Seas cruise ship. FBI agents met the ship when it arrived in Baltimore on Monday to begin investigating the unexplained death.

Wolf says Kennedy also had a laceration on her forehead, but authorities determined that she got the cut when she fell down. They said it had nothing to do with her death.

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. has said the ship concluded its seven-night sailing in Baltimore as scheduled Monday.

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