Two Killed in Murder-Suicide in Cruise Ship in Puerto Rico


A couple was found dead Thursday in an apparent murder-suicide aboard a Holland America cruise ship that docked in Puerto Rico, according to officials.

The unidentified man and woman were in their 50s and from Cleveland, Ohio.

4243246108_5770984db2_mPolice claim that blood was found in the cabin aboard the Ryndam, but it was unclear how the couple died.

Police have not released anything regarding the motive or the murder weapon.

The ship’s crew apparently found the bodies when they checked on the couple after not seeing them for a while.

The FBI has taken over the investigation.

The ship departed Tampa, Florida, on Sunday for a two-week cruise in the southern Caribbean. The ship stopped in Key West on Monday and then spent two days at sea before docking in historic Old San Juan on Thursday, according to reports.

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