The FBI has taken over the investigation into a Carnival Cruise ship passenger who went overboard early Saturday morning.
The woman, said to be in her mid-20s, reportedly plummeted from her 5th floor stateroom balcony into the Pacific Ocean, as CrimeOnline previously reported.
Federal agents boarded the Carnival Miracle when it returned to its Long Beach, California, berth on Sunday morning.
The FBI has jurisdiction over incidents that take place on American ships on the high seas.
“Whether accidental, foul play or otherwise, we look for evidence to determine what actually occurred,” FBI spokesperson Laura Eimiller told Fox News.
The US Coast Guard led the search for the missing woman, off the coast of Ensenada, Mexico, and suspended the search after 31 hours, “pending additional information.
The Miracle left Long Beach on Thursday for a Pacific cruise to Ensenada and back to California. The missing woman has not yet been identified.
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[Featured image: FILE – This 2013 file photo shows the Carnival Miracle docked in Juneau, Alaska. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer, File)]