Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean and son Gideon dead in Maryland.

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As the coronavirus pandemic began to grip the United States, Washington D.C. woman Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean and her husband bundled up their three children and headed east to self-isolate at a family holiday home in Maryland.

There was more room for the kids there, more fresh air, and the waters of Chesapeake Bay lapped at the rear of the property.

On Monday evening, local time, Maeve’s body was pulled from those waters.

A recovery mission is still underway for the remains of her eight-year-old son, Gideon.

The pair vanished after setting out on a canoe on Thursday afternoon, reportedly to retrieve a ball that had been accidentally kicked into the water during a backyard game. Local authorities said it appears their small boat was…

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