The Brazilian television network Globo reports that a DNA test has confirmed that the body of the person found off the coast of Italy on July 2nd is that of the crew member Simone Scheuer Sousa who disappeared from the MSC Musica.
The Brazilian crew member disappeared under suspicious circumstances from the MSC cruise ship between Venice and Brindisi on June 19 2017 as we reported earlier this summer. As the report mentions, Ms. Sousa went overboard after she had a disagreement with her boss and ended a two-year relationship with another crew member. Her friends and co-employees unsuccessfully sought answers from MSC Cruises with many people concerned that Ms. Sousa may have been a victim of foul play.
Italian criminal prosecutors in Brindisi are pursuing a murder investigation in connection with Ms. Sousa’s disappearance.
Unfortunately, cruise lines like MSC fail to utilize the latest in automatic man overboard technology. Many say that a cruise ship is a perfect location for a murder, particularly when there are few automatic man overboard cameras installed on ships which would document and, possibly, deter criminal activity. The majority of mysterious disappearances at sea involve young women.
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