Kristy Manzanares was a 39-year-old mom of three young children.
She lived with her family in Santa Clara, Utah, and worked as a real estate agent. Kristy was married to 42-year-old Kenneth Manzanares.
On July 24th, 2017, the family decided to go on vacation and take a cruise to Alaska. Kristy’s brother and her dad came too.
Kristy and Kenneth were high school sweethearts and picked the cruise to celebrate 18 years of marriage to one another.
What should have been a relaxing and enjoyable time quickly turned brutal and deadly just a day into their trip.
Facebook; pictured above mom of three Kristy smiles
A murder mystery dinner theatre was going on to entertain passengers on the evening of July 25th, so when an announcement came across the ship requesting the security and medical teams, people thought it was all part of the act.
It turns out, it wasn’t.
Just a few yards away from where the murder mystery dinner theatre was happening, Kristy was losing her life in one of the ship’s staterooms.
“Because they were doing a murder mystery theater about a death on a cruise ship most people thought it was just part of the dramatic effect of what they were doing,” Vic Simpson, one of the ship’s passengers, said to Inside Edition.
Around 8:50 that fateful night, Kenneth, Kristy, and their children were inside one of their rooms.
And then, Kenneth and Kristy got into a very heated argument. Kristy had become upset over Kenneth’s behavior that day.
Kristy was so furious, she had told Kenneth that he needed to leave the family vacation.
All of this happened right in front of the children.
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