Woman Dies From Fall on Cruise Ship in Gulf

A woman committed suicide on the Carnival cruise ship Conquest by jumping off of an upper deck and landing on the balcony of a cabin several decks below, Houston FBI Special Agent Shauna Dunlap said, according to the Houston Chronicle. The 48-year-old woman's name and hometown were not released. The death occurred Saturday afternoon and the woman's body was turned over to the Galveston County Medical Examiner's office for autopsy. Dunlap said there was no evidence of foul play in the case. The woman died when the Conquest was on the last leg of a seven-day Caribbean cruise that ended in Galveston Sunday, according to a statement released by the cruise line. The woman was traveling with her spouse, the cruise line reported.

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