The missing Carnival cruise passenger, Kevin McGrath, was on probation during his Bahamas trip, adding a new element to the case.
According to TMZ, McGrath pleaded guilty to aggravated assault in Tennessee in September 2022 following threats to his wife and children. As a result, he received a 6-year supervised probation sentence.
McGrath was also granted permission to move to Florida with his parents, which prompted him to take the cruise for his father’s 60th birthday. However, his probation officers claim he didn’t have permission to go on the cruise, and they only learned of it through media reports after he disappeared.
Court documents further show that McGrath is allegedly violating probation for not maintaining contact with his probation officer.
At this time, Authorities have been unable to reach him since the cruise, and his current location remains unknown.
According to reports, McGrath owes $241.20 in probation fees, hasn’t paid court fees, and went missing during the cruise return from the Bahamas.
He was last seen on September 3, when his family reported him missing after he missed breakfast. It was later found that his keycard was used to enter his room at 3:30 AM the next day.
Carnival staff and security searched the ship for McGrath, and the onboard overboard detection system didn’t signal any alert. Police found no evidence of him going overboard or any signs of his presence on the ship.