Death of Australian Sinead McNamara on superyacht in Greece investigated


Greek police are conducting an investigation into the death of an Australian model onboard a superyacht off the Ionian island of Kefalonia. Three days after the body of Sinead McNamara was discovered at the back of the luxury vessel, local police said they had broadened an inquiry into her death.

“The yacht left our waters last night but we are still gathering evidence,” Kefalonia’s police port official, Stamatis Limneos, told the Guardian. “The inquiry is ongoing.”

Local media reported that the 20-year-old had killed herself, with news outlets saying she was found in a comatose state in a cabin. The model, originally from Port Macquarie, had been employed as a crew member on the 93.25-metre Mayan Queen IV, owned by the Mexican mining magnate Alberto Baillères.The billionaire businessman is believed to have left the yacht last Tuesday and only crew members were onboard at the time of McNamara’s death. A father of seven, Baillères is listed as the world’s 143rd wealthiest individual with a net worth of $9.6bn (£8.26bn), according to Forbes magazine.(theguardian)…[+]