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Cruise ship MYSTERY: FBI investigating suspicious DEATH on board Emerald Princess

A domestic dispute aboard the Emerald Princess cruise ship off the waters of Alaska led to the death of a 39-year-old Utah woman Tuesday night. Kristy Manzanares 39 had a severe head wound but authorities have declined to release other details in the Cruise ship MYSTERY: FBI investigating suspicious DEATH on board Emerald Princess
Melinda Barton | 27 July, 2017, 16:56

"Unfortunately we won't be going because last night a 39-year-old Utah woman was killed by her husband the Federal Bureau of Investigation will be joining the ship within the hour", Morr said.

The FBI and Coast Guard are investigating the death.

"The hoods and umbrellas obscured their faces", reported the Washington Post.

Princess Cruises said a 39-year-old Utah woman died Tuesday night on the Emerald Princess, which was carrying 3,400 passengers and 1,100 crew members on a weeklong trip that left Sunday from Seattle.

The FBI and Alaska police are investigating a Utah woman's death after a domestic dispute on an Alaskan cruise ship Tuesday night, officials said.

"The captain came over the intercom for the whole ship been said we need all security personnel to go to Floor 14", he said.

The groups were whisked away in vehicles with dark-tinted windows that waited in a restricted area of the port.

Passengers were allowed to disembark around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday after authorities lifted an hourslong lockdown, passengers told ABC News.

"People are busying themselves enjoying onboard activities for the time being", Joseph explained about the cruise line's decision not to allow them to leave the ship.

Kamali said guests who were aboard the Emerald Princess and had shore excursions booked for the canceled Tracy Arm Fjord trip will have their shipboard folio credited automatically.

Few details about the victim are known thus far, though Kamali said the woman was from Utah.

FBI spokeswoman, Staci Feger-Pellessier, said that no arrests had been made in the domestic violence case but a team was meeting the ship in Juneau, Alaska to begin their investigation.

"People on the ship are a little more somber, clearly it's not something you expect on a cruise and we're hopeful they find some answers very soon for the family", said Tauna Lockhart, a passenger on Emerald Princess.

Passengers were seen taking photos of Gastineau Channel and Juneau from the decks and balconies of the ship. She says the agency is required to step in when such deaths occur in worldwide or USA waters.

The cruise departed from Seattle on July 23 for a seven-day cruise.

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