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U.S. Home Searched in Connection with Diving Death of Honeymooner on Aussie Shipwreck

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QUEENSLAND, Australia -- Police have searched a home in the US seeking information about the death of an American woman who was scuba diving on her honeymoon in north Queensland in 2003.

Christina Thomas Watson, 26, died during a diving trip to the Yongala shipwreck site off the coast of Townsville on October 22, 2003.

The newlywed, who was on her honeymoon with her husband of 11 days, was pulled unconscious from the water and efforts to revive her failed.

US authorities have been investigating the death following a request from the Queensland Police Service (QPS).

Officers from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation and detectives from the Townsville Criminal Investigation Branch and Homicide Investigation Unit searched the home in Hoover, Alabama, in a combined operation on April 23.

Detective Acting Superintendent Darryl Johnson from the State Crime Operations Branch said today it would be premature to reveal what they were searching for and whether they found anything to aid the investigation.

"The investigation is continuing and has a long way to go," he said in a statement.

"It would be premature to discuss the results of our investigation both in Queensland and in the States at this time."

Ms Watson's parents are still awaiting information that will shed light on the circumstances surrounding their daughter's death.

They visited the dive site for the first time in March last year and threw flowers into the water.

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