39-year-old Utah woman Kristy Manzanares has been identified as the woman who was killed aboard an Alaskan cruise ship after a domestic dispute.
According to a statement from Princess Cruises, Manzanares, a 39-year-old mother of three, died Tuesday night on the Emerald Princess, a ship that was carrying 3,400 passengers and 1,100 crew members. The weeklong cruise of the Alaskan panhandle that began on Sunday, July 23, from Seattle, Washington.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and all those impacted by this tragic event,” Princess Cruises said in a statement.
After Manzanares was discovered, the ship docked in Juneau, Alaska, so that FBI investigators could board to conduct their investigation According to Manzanares’ social media accounts, she was a married mother of three daughters who was a real estate agent in St. George, Utah.
The suspect, who remains unnamed, was taken into custody and charged. The suspect is reportedly Manzanares’ husband.
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Princess Cruises confirmed that the domestic dispute occurred at about 9 p.m. Tuesday and resulted in the woman’s death. Passengers were were allowed to disembark at around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday after authorities lifted and hours-long lockdown, passengers said told ABC News.
Passengers said the captain had previously instructed passengers in decks 8, 9 and 10 on the port side to return to their cabins so they could be interviewed by investigators about the incident. Other passengers were able to move about the ship, but not disembark.
One passenger had been detained by the crew, the cruise line said, adding that it has the authority to detain anyone who commits a crime.
Few other details about the case were released as investigators continue their work.
The United States attorney’s office will be holding a press conference with representatives of the FBI and Coast Guard today, Thursday, in Anchorage to announce the filing of federal charges in the case.
The Emerald Princess was on a seven-day round trip cruise that left from Seattle, Washington on Sunday, July 23. It was carrying about 3,400 passengers and 1,100 crew members and was scheduled to tour around the Tracy Arm fjord near Juneau.