Sunday, May 12, 2013

George Smith: Family's murder suspicions prompt new probe into death of honeymooner whose blood was found smeared across Caribbean cruise ship

The FBI has agreed to review the mysterious disappearance of a honeymooner from a Caribbean cruise ship eight years ago in light of new findings put forward by his family, who believe he was murdered.

George Smith, 26, vanished from the Royal Caribbean ship, Brilliance of the Seas, in the middle of the night on July 5, 2005 just outside the Turkish port of Kusadasi. He had been partying into the early hours with his 25-year-old wife Jennifer Hagel-Smith.

His wife was found passed out drunk in a corridor but George was missing - a large blood stain beneath his cabin balcony indicating where his body had fallen and suggesting he then went overboard.