NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — The state medical examiner’s office says the cause of death for a Rhode Island woman whose body was found inside an overturned car in Newport Harbor was drowning.
The bodies of Jennifer Way of North Kingstown, Louise Owen of Wales in the United Kingdom and Femmetje Staring of the Netherlands were found in the overturned car Friday morning. All were 39 years old and worked in the luxury yachting industry.
The Newport Daily News reports on Monday that a spokeswoman for the medical examiner’s office said autopsies are still being performed on Owen and Staring.
It’s unclear why the women drove off the pier at the Newport Shipyard. Police have ruled out foul play and speculate they missed a turn in heavy fog that blanketed the city early that morning.