Ex-Navy SEALS found dead on 'Captain Philips' ship died from heroin consumption

The two ex-Navy SEALs whose bodies were found aboard a container ship in the Seychelles on February 18 died of heroin consumption, according to toxicology reports shared by police in the Seychelles on Tuesday.
By JC Finley Follow @JC_Finley Contact the Author   |   April 29, 2014 at 5:27 PM

VICTORIA, Seychelles, April 29 (UPI) -- Police in the Seychelles provided an update Tuesday regarding the cause of death of two American former Navy SEALS who were found dead on February 18 aboard the container ship Maersk Alabama, the ship made famous in the Hollywood film Captain Phillips.

Toxicology reports indicate that Jeffrey Reynolds and Mark Kennedy, both 44, had alcohol in their systems and that heroin consumption caused their deaths. Trace amounts of heroin were found near their bodies.

The men were employed by Trident Group, a Virginia-based maritime security and training firm. They had boarded the Maersk Alabama as security contractors on January 29. The ship arrived in the Seychelles on February 16. A colleague discovered the bodies on February 18.

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