Italy Cruise Ship Murder Investigation Begun

Italy Cruise Ship Murder Investigation Begun
Italy Cruise Ship Murder Investigation Begun
Simone Scheuer Souza
Simone Scheuer Souza

As reported in June 2017, Simone Scheuer Souza, 36, from São Paulo, Brazil was a housekeeping crew member aboard MSC Cruises cruise ship MSC Musica when she went overboard on Monday, June 19, 2017 (see video below) while the cruise ship was sailing from Venice to Brindisi, Italy.

Souza’s body was  found off the coast of Italy on Sunday, July 2, 2017.

The Prosecutor’s office in Brindisi, Italy has opened an investigation for murder in connection with the  overboard disappearance of this crew member.  Investigators have questioned several people who were on board the cruise ship. The victim’s room onboard was also searched.

Simone Scheuer Souza Overboard
Simone Scheuer Souza Overboard

In another recent MSC Cruises missing overboard cruise ship woman case, on February 10, 2017, cruise ship passenger Li Yinglei, 36, from Italy was aboard cruise ship MSC Magnifica, when she went missing. Her husband is being held for a murder trial in that case though her body has not been found.

Cruise industry murders are more common that most people think. The Cruise Ship Deaths website list dozens of passengers and crew who were murdered during the cruise or inside airports on the way to or from their cruise or during a cruise excursion. These murders are across the board in the cruise industry and happen on ships owned by nearly all cruise lines.  No cruise line is immune from passenger on passenger crime or acts of terror, just as no city in the world is immune from murders committed by or against their citizens.

From stowaways to newlyweds, teachers to lawyers, crew members to passenger movie actresses, children to grandparents,  cruise murder cases include everything from the mother who murdered her minutes-old newborn baby aboard the cruise ship, the terrorist who threw a passenger in a wheelchair overboard, and those who died in during terror attacks at their airport on the way to their cruise. Cruise Ship Deaths is the authority reference for cases which document that acts of insanity happen everywhere, even on a cruise. Some of those cases were so horrific, books have been written about the murder.

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Video: Crew of ship in which Brazilian disappeared speak to the Spectacular Sunday