The FBI said it is investigating the death of a woman on board a Princess Cruise ship in Alaska.
The woman died on the Emerald Princess ship after a domestic dispute, the FBI confirmed to several media outlets on Wednesday, July 26. It added the death has been termed “suspicious,” ABC News reported.
“Since the incident, our fleet security team has been coordinating with the FBI and other local authorities. They will be embarking the ship when it arrives in Juneau this morning,” a statement from Princess Cruises reads, according to Fox13. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and all those impacted by this tragic event.”
The woman’s name was not released, but the cruise operator stated that she is 39 years old and from Utah. The dispute took place at around 9 p.m. local time on Tuesday.
The Emerald Princess left Seattle on July 23 for a seven-day trip, heading to Alaska’s Tracy Arm Fjord.
The FBI dispatched agents to Juneau, Alaska, to speak with the family. Officials said the incident took place in U.S. waters—not in international waters.
The ship docked in Juneau on Wednesday. A scheduled scenic cruising expedition was also canceled for the day, according to SeattlePI.
Other details about the woman’s death were not revealed.