The family of George Smith announced today that the Connecticut FBI notified their family that it is closing its investigation into Mr. Smith’s George’s death aboard the Royal Caribbean Brilliance of the Seas.
Mr. Smith disappeared during his honeymoon cruise in July 2005 under mysterious circumstances while the Royal Caribbean ship was sailing to Kusadasi, Turkey.
The Smith family said on their Facebook page that "we were told by the Connecticut FBI that there was not enough evidence to prove that George had been murdered and that his death may have been the result of an accident!"
The FBI has a dismal record solving crimes at sea. In my opinion there was nothing accidental about Mr. Smith’s disappearance.
The Smith family said that they intend to move the investigation into their son’s disappearance to another jurisdiction, such as New York. They are offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction.
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