The body of Robert Kennedy's granddaughter was found. "After days of research even with underwater technology, the authorities found Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean," says the Maryland police.
Bob's granddaughter had disappeared in recent days while he was aboard a canoe along the coasts of the state of the Middle Atlantic with his eight year old son.
Mother and son were last seen on Thursday afternoon while drifting several miles off the coast. According to the authorities, according to the reconstruction of witnesses, the two were on a canoe in the Chesapeake bay while they were trying to recover a ball but, due to the current, they were unable to return to the shore. Rescuers were called immediately, but despite the fact that a team arrived on the spot a few minutes later, there was no longer any trace of the two. In the evening the coast guard had announced that he had spotted an upside down canoe that matched the description of the one where the Kennedy and his son were.
Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean, 40, is the daughter of former Maryland vice governor Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, daughter of Robert F. Kennedy and Ethel Kennedy. She is married to David McKean, a civil rights attorney in Washington DC, and is the mother of four children. He works as an executive at the Georgetown University Global Health Initiative in the capital Washington, where he also resides with his family.
The news of the death of Rfk's granddaughter and son is just the latest tragedy in what is considered the Kennedy curse, by the assassins of Jfk and Rfk.
Among the most recent incidents, not even a year ago, in August 2019 Saoirse Roisin Kennedy Hill, another grandson of Rfk, was nipped at just twenty years of age by a mix of cocktails and drugs. The young woman was found dead in the Kennedy family's summer residence on Cape Cod.
In 2012 Mary Richardson Kennedy, ex-wife of Robert Francis Kennedy Jr., committed suicide in the garden of her villa in Bedford, New York, succumbing to alcoholism and depression. In 1999 John Fitzgerald Kennedy Jr. died together with his wife Caroline and sister in law Lauren Bessette, at the age of 38, in a plane crash. The three were flying to Martha's Vineyard Island, where cousin Rory Kennedy's wedding would be held. The plane, piloted by John himself, crashed into the Atlantic Ocean at night, due to the inability to maintain control of the controls during adverse weather conditions.