California Passenger Murdered Aboard Carnival Elation

Shirley McGill Murdered Carnival Elation Passenger

On this day in cruise history, eight years ago today, a California cruise ship passenger was murdered while on a cruise to Mexico. But, as we have seen before, she was not murdered while in port at Mexico, she was violent, brutally murdered aboard Carnival Cruise Lines’ Carnival Elation. The shocking details of this case are beyond comprehension.

Shirley McGill, 55, from Winnetka, California was on a five-night Mexican Riviera cruise with her husband Robert. Around 2100 hours on that Tuesday night July 14, 2009, ship security received a phone call indicating a woman may be dead in her cabin. That woman was Shirley McGill, who was celebrating her 55th birthday,  and Shirley McGill was indeed dead, brutally murdered by  . . . read more