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.
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.
Other Cruise Murder Cases:
- Kristy Manzanares Cruise Ship Passenger Murder Emerald Princess
- Adriana Morales de Florencio Crew Cruise Ship Death Murder Navigator of the Seas
- Li Yinglei Passenger Cruise Ship Death MSC Magnifica
- Katy Rourke Crew Murder P&O Cruises Australia Cruise Ships
- Darla J Mellinger Banner Passenger Cruise Ship Death Murdered Ryndam
- Marcus Peter Volke Murders Mayang Prasetyo, Cruise Ship Chef Butchers Transgender Spouse
- Baby-Doe Cruise Ship Passenger Carnival Dream Murder
- Monika Markiewicz Cruise Ship Crew Death Murder Allure Of The Seas Cozumel
- Shirley McGill Passenger Cruise Ship Death Birthday Murder Carnival Elation Mexico
- O’neil Persaud from Scarborough, Ontario Canada Murdered on Adventure Of The Seas
- James Michael Burgess Passenger Cruise Ship Death Mystery Sun Cruz
- Micki Kanesaki Passenger Death Murder Island Escape
- Muriel Collins Barnett Passenger Cruise Ship Death Murder Aboard Royal Viking Star
- Karen Roston Passenger Cruise Ship Death Aboard Honeymoon Murdered Stardancer
- Paige Washington Child Passenger Cruise Ship Death Aboard Emerald Seas Murder
- Leon Klinghoffer Cruise-Ship-Passenger Murder Achille Lauro
- Herman Augustus Charles Crew Cruise Ship Death Aboard Song Of America Murder
- Lynn Kauffman Passenger Cruise Ship Death Aboard SS Utrecht Murder
- Actress Eileen ‘Gay’ Gibson Cruise Ship Murder on Durban Castle
- Jessie Harper Mozee Passenger Cruise Ship Death Aboard SS Seeandbee Murder
- Ruby Roegge Passenger Cruise Ship Death Aboard SS Mongolia Poison Murder
- Ernestine Vivian Bressel Passenger Cruise Ship Death Aboard SS Vasari Murder Shooting
- Charles A Fink Passenger Cruise Ship Death SS Hekla Murder
- George Seamen, Murdered And Cannibalized Aboard Schooner Sallie M. Steelman
Cruise Industry Books
- A Life on Trial: The Case of Robert Frisbee
- Abandoned The Sad Death of Dianne Brimble
- Fatal Sunset Deadly Vacations
- Lynseys Law Costa Coffin Cruise Ships and Obama
- Man Overboard Inside The Honeymoon Cruise Murder
- Nightmare in Israel – (by convicted cruise ship killer Paul Roston)
- Passagier 23 Psychothriller
- Wife Overboard
Video: Crew of ship in which Brazilian disappeared speak to the Spectacular Sunday