Police on the island nation of Seychelles say that two former U.S. Navy SEALs found dead aboard the ship Maersk Alabama died of respiratory heart attacks, possibly from drug use.

This is one of the fallen SEALs, Mark Kennedy.


Mark Daniel Kennedy
MailOnline reports the police today said security guards Mark Daniel Kennedy, 43, and Jeffrey Keith Reynolds,Jeffrey Reynolds 44, may have suffered heart attacks, with a syringe and traces of heroin found in their cabin. Odd considering both men were reportedly in the shape of their lives.

The samples are being sent to Mauritius to establish if the drugs were responsible for the deaths.

On Thursday, police spokesman Jean Toussaint, noted that officials were awaiting autopsies and said, “As far as I know there is no evidence of physical trauma” on either man’s body. Speers said the Maersk Alabama was cleared to leave Seychelles following the onboard investigation and that it is already underway.