Michiana toddler’s death probe includes cruise line scrutiny

**FILE** Passengers of the Freedom of the Seas cruise ship, operated by Royal Caribbean Cruises, look out from their stateroom balconies while arriving at the San Juan Port, Puerto Rico, in this June 20, 2007 file photo. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., the world's second-largest cruise operator, reported a 5 percent increase in second-quarter profits Thursday, July 26, 2007 on higher sales and more stable pricing in the key Caribbean market. (AP Photo/Andres Leighton, file)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Puerto Rico authorities say they’re taking numerous approaches in their investigation into an 18-month-old St. Joseph County girl’s fatal fall from a cruise ship, including exploring possible negligence by the cruise line.

Public security secretary Elmer Román said Thursday that “multiple angles are under investigation” in Chloe Wiegand’s death Sunday. She fell from an open 11th-story window on the Freedom of the Seas when it was docked in the U.S. island territory.

Román says the probe includes looking at possible negligence by Royal Caribbean Cruises.

The cruise line said Wednesday that it’s assisting authorities in San Juan in the investigation. The company called the death a tragic incident in a statement Monday and said it is helping the family.

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