The body of a woman was found on a Tallink Silja ship in Turku Monday night, but her husband reportedly disembarked without notifying anyone of her death.
Woman found dead in cruise ship cabin in Turku
The body of a woman was discovered in a cabin aboard Tallink Silja's Baltic Princess cruise ship at Turku harbour on Monday night, according to local police.
The woman, who was in her thirties, was found by ship cleaning staff after the Baltic Princess had docked in Turku, south-west Finland, at about 7:15 pm on Monday. Tallink Silja told newspaper Ilta-Sanomat the woman was a Finnish citizen.
Turku police department's Detective Superintendent Jussi Helesvirta said the woman had been accompanied by her husband. However, according to Helevirta , he did not notify anyone about her death but instead disembarked the vessel in Turku on his own.
The ship had just arrived from Stockholm and the couple had apparently taken a 23-hour cruise.
Police said they were able to locate the deceased woman's husband at the harbour area and took him into custody, according to Ilta-Sanomat (in Finnish).
Police said they are looking into whether a crime had taken place that led to her death.
The ship was scheduled to depart Turku at 8:15 pm, but the incident caused a 90-minute delay.
Passengers were told the postponement was due to a medical emergency, the cruise line's communications chief Marika Nöjd told the paper (in Finnish).
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