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    Girl Fell to Death From Open Window on Cruise Ship: Lawyer

    An 18-month-old Indiana girl who fell to her death from the 11th story of a cruise ship in Puerto Rico plunged from a window inexplicably left open in a children's play area, the family's attorney said Tuesday. Police in Puerto Rico had said Monday that Chloe Wiegand apparently slipped from her grandfather's hands Sunday as he was holding her out of an 11th-floor window on the Freedom of the Seas. But Michael Winkleman, a Miami attorney who's representing the girl's family, said Tuesday that "the story is not as it had originally been portrayed in the media."

    (Published Tuesday, July 9, 2019)

    An attorney for the family of an 18-month-old girl who fell to her death from a cruise ship in Puerto Rico says a hearse and police escort will meet them at a Chicago airport and take them home to Indiana.

    Attorney Michael Winkleman says Chloe Wiegand's family flew Thursday morning from the U.S. island territory to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and boarded a flight to Chicago with the toddler's body. He didn't say which relatives are flying back.

    Winkleman has challenged a Puerto Rico police report that Chloe slipped from her grandfather's hands Sunday as he held her out of an 11th-story window on the Freedom of the Seas. Winkleman says she plunged from an open window in a children's play area on the ship.

    The family lives in Grainger, Indiana.

    Family Alleges Negligence Led to Cruise Ship Tragedy

    [MI] Family Alleges Negligence Led to Cruise Ship Tragedy

    The family of Chloe Wiegand, who fell to her death at a cruise ship, is alleging negligence from the cruise line led to tragedy. NBC 6's Laura Rodriguez reports.

    (Published Tuesday, July 9, 2019)

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