Kristy Manzanares

‘People were running through the hall with blood all over them’: Woman dies aboard cruise ship after domestic dispute

A woman aboard a cruise ship died on Tuesday in what the FBI is calling mysterious circumstances.

Kristy Manzanares, 39, died while a passenger aboard the Emerald Princess ship after a domestic dispute at around 9 p.m. on Tuesday, ABC reports. Officials put the cruise ship on “lockdown” shortly after Manzanares’ death, and passengers weren’t allowed to disembark until 8:30 p.m. the following day.

While most passengers were still allowed to walk around aboard the cruise ship on lockdown, officials instructed those on decks 8, 9 and 10 to return to their rooms and wait for the FBI to interview them. Authorities took one of the passengers into custody but the name has not yet been released.

FOX 13 reports that a passengers said they heard an argument break out between a group of people, and later, between two men and a woman on their balcony, which continued as they walked down a hallway. Afterwards, they saw people searching frantically for security while covered in blood.

“People were running through the hall with blood all over them and trying to get security,” passenger Megan Morr said.

Morr also said that a man tried to jump overboard but officials stopped him. The man’s name still hasn’t been identified.

Around 3,400 passengers and 1,100 crew members were aboard the Emerald Princess, headed on a seven-day cruise from Seattle to the Tracy Arm fjord, which was ultimately canceled.

According to Manzanares’ Facebook page, she worked as a realtor for Summit Sotheby’s International Realty in St. George, Utah.  She was married with three children.

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