A suspect has been taken into the custody by the FBI in the death of a woman aboard the Emerald Princess cruise ship in Alaska. The woman died Tuesday night on the vessel carrying 3,400 passengers and 1,100 crew members on a weeklong excursion leaving Seattle on Sunday.
According to Time, the U.S. attorney's office will hold a news conference with the FBI and Coast Guard today in Anchorage to share the federal charges being filed in the case. The FBI gets involved with deaths that occur in international or U.S. waters.
ABC News shares that the victim is 39-year-old Kristy Manzanares. She died aboard the ship following a domestic dispute, per a source. The FBI is investigating the "suspicious" death. Manzanares' online profile on her employer's website shows that she was a married mother and a real estate agent with Sotheby's in St. George, Utah. According to the Daily Mail, passengers saw her arguing with two men before the incident. One tried to jump off the ship afterward but was taken into custody.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and all those impacted by this tragic event," Princess Cruises said in a statement.
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