36 Year Old Jennifer Seitz Missing Aboard Norwegian Pearl Cruise Ship Near Cancun, Mexico … Reported Fallen Overboard
36 year old Jennifer Seitz was reported missing on Friday, December 26, 2008 at 5:00 AM EDT. Seitz was aboard the Norwegian Pearl when she reportedly fell from the cruise ship. Search efforts have found no sign of Jennifer Feitz who fell into the sea from the cruise ship east of Isla Mujeres,” an island just off the coast from Cancun. The husband of 36 year old Jennifer Feitz told cruise ship personnel about 3:50 a.m. that he couldn’t find her.
Three Mexican Navy boats and a helicopter were searching the waters off the Caribbean resort of Cancun on Friday for an American woman who reportedly fell from a cruise ship, authorities said.
A U.S. Coast Guard search-and-rescue crew using a Falcon jet halted its efforts to find 36-year-old Jennifer Seitz late Friday, but will resume Saturday morning using a larger C-130 aircraft, said Petty Officer Third Class Nick Ameen.
Feitz’s husband reported her missing from the Norwegian Pearl cruise ship just before 5 a.m. EST Friday. Her hometown was not available.
The search was centered about 15 miles east of Cancun, Mexico, in the Caribbean Sea, said Petty Officer 3rd Class Nick Ameen, a Coast Guard spokesman.
“Initial reports indicate the guest may have gone overboard while the ship was at sea, east of Cancun,” a spokeswoman for the Miami-based Norwegian Cruise Line said in a statement.
AnneMarie Mathews said the ship left Miami on Sunday on a seven-day western Caribbean cruise.
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The family of missing Jennifer Ellis-Seitz have stated that she suffered from emotional problems in the past. They do not believe that there was foul play, only an unfortunate ending to her life.
Family members on Monday said she previously had suffered from emotional problems.
“The family suspects that Jennifer chose an unfortunate ending to her life,” family members said in a press release e-mailed to FLORIDA TODAY. “She was a beautiful and caring person and will be truly missed by all who love her.”
Family members say that Ellis-Seitz and her husband, Raymond, were celebrating their one-year anniversary on the cruise. They had invited Ellis’ mother along.
“There were no outward signs or indication of anything being wrong or unusual,” both families said in the joint statement. “Jennifer, however, has had previous emotional issues.”
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Court records show Raymond Seitz was arrested in April after Ellis-Seitz called 911 and told authorities he grabbed her wrist when they were arguing and hit her forehead with his forehead. About two weeks later, she signed a written statement saying she wanted the charges dismissed.
In the written statement, she said “the charges are overblown and that there were underlying aggravations, including my own actions.”
Court records show Seitz completed a domestic violence course and that charges against him were dismissed.