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Family of girl, 2, who fell to her death from cruise ship could face criminal charges

Police in San Juan, Puerto Rico, say they are still investigating whether Chloe Wiegand's fall from a Royal Caribbean cruise ship could have been murder. The family's spokesman says Chloe's death was a tragic accident

Police in San Juan, Puerto Rico, say they are still investigating whether Chloe Wiegands fall from a Royal Caribbean cruise ship could have been murder. The familys spokesman says Chloes death was a tragic accident

A toddler who fell 150 feet to her death from a cruise ship may have been murdered, police say.

San Juan Police Department homicide cop Sergeant Jose Sanchez said it was too early to conclusively declare 18 month-old Chloe Wiegands tragic death an accident.

The Puerto Rican detective told DailyMail.com: There are various possibilities. It could be a homicide. It could be a murder. It could be an accident.

We are currently in the very early stages of the investigation.

We havent ruled out any possibility.

Chloe fell through an opening on the 11th deck of the Freedom of the Seas ship on Sunday. Her family says her grandfather lifted her up onto a railing mistakenly thinking the area behind it was glazed and shut-off

Chloe fell through an opening on the 11th deck of the Freedom of the Seas ship on Sunday. Her family says her grandfather lifted her up onto a railing mistakenly thinking the area behind it was glazed and shut-off (Picture: Facebook)

Sanchez said his force was committed to a professional, thorough investigation into Chloes death in San Juan Sunday, and said that his officers duty lies with the victim.

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Meanwhile, another spokesman for San Juan Police Department confirmed Chloes family had been interviewed, and could face some form of criminal charge over her death.

Chloe fell to her death from Royal Caribbeans Freedom of the Seas ship as it was docked in San Juan Monday.

Her familys lawyer Michael Winkelman said the youngsters death was a tragic accident caused by a window left open on the 11th deck of the cruise ship.

He added that the little girls love of ice hockey games may also have contributed to her tragic death.

Winkelman told NBC News that Chloe loved cheering her older brother at such games, and would often bang on the safety glass at the edge of the rink.

Chloe's grandfather Salvatore Anello, who is said to have lifted her onto the railing moments before she fell

Chloes grandfather Salvatore Anello, who is said to have lifted her onto the railing moments before she fell (Picture: Facebook)

He said Chloe, from South Bend in Indiana, wandered towards a glass wall in a childs play area moments before her death.

Winkelman said Chloe then gestured that she wanted to be lifted up to the glazed area, with her grandpa Read More – Source

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