Photo: Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas
Police are investigating the possible murder of Royal Caribbean cruise musician that was found dead over the weekend in Cozumel.
An autopsy of Monika Markiewicz of the cruise line’s Allure of the Seas ship, revealed that she suffered a blow to the head and drowned.
Markiewicz, 32, was recovered from the ocean off Cozumel, Mexico’s southern coast on Saturday.
A Royal Caribbean spokesperson said the information the company had so far received provided evidence that Markiewicz’s death was not an accidental drowning, and that she “was the victim of a violent crime.”
USA TODAY received a statement from the cruise line stating, “Tragically, we recently became aware that the crew member was a victim of a violent crime while ashore in a remote area in Cozumel. We extend our most sincere and heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of out crew member.”
Royal Caribbean said they have no plans to cancel trips to Cozumel.