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Police find body of RFK’s granddaughter Maeve in the Chesapeake Bay

Police find body of RFK’s granddaughter Maeve in Chesapeake Bay and continuing searching for her eight-year-old son after they disappeared while kayaking during lakehouse trip to escape from coronavirus

  • The body of Robert F. Kennedy’s granddaughter Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean, 40, has been found in the Chesapeake Bay Monday night
  • The search for her eight-year-old son Gideon will continue Tuesday as authorities presume he is dead 

The body of Robert F. Kennedy’s granddaughter was found on Monday by Maryland authorities, four days after she and her eight-year-old son disappeared in a canoe in Chesapeake Bay.  

Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean, 40, was found dead in 25 feet of water just after 5.30pm on Monday by the Charles County Dive and Rescue team, according to WCVB.

The search for her eight-year-old son Gideon will continue Tuesday as authorities presume he is dead. 

Maeve, a public health and human rights lawyer, was found about 2.5 miles south of the Shady Side, Maryland home of her mother, former Maryland lieutenant governor Kathleen Kennedy Townsend.

The body of Robert F. Kennedy’s granddaughter Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean, 40, who went missing in a canoe Thursday in Chesapeake Bay was found by Maryland authorities Monday night, but the search for her eight-year-old son Gideon continues

Meave and husband David McKean are pictured with their three children, Gideon, Gabriella and Toby in a recent Facebook snap

Meave and husband David McKean are pictured with their three children, Gideon, Gabriella and Toby in a recent Facebook snap 

Meave and David with their three children in a recent photo

Meave and David with their three children in a recent photo 

The mother and son disappeared on Thursday as they were canoeing in Chesapeake Bay, Maryland. 

They climbed into the canoe to retrieve a lost ball from a waterfront home, when they struggled to return to shore. 

Both McKean and her son were seen struggling to return to shore during a canoe trip near Herring Bay, Washington, DC.

The family had moved out of their Washington DC home into the Shady Side, Maryland home of Maeve’s mother to escape the coronavirus outbreak. 

Maeve married her husband David McKean in 2009 and together they shared three young children – Gideon, Gabrielle and Toby.

Over the weekend McKean shared a heartbreaking Facebook post paying tribute to his wife after she and Gideon were assumed to be drowned.  

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk