Santa Clara woman killed on cruise was celebrating anniversary

Becky Bohrer, Associated Press

FILE – Passengers of the Emerald Princess cruise ship disembark on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, in Juneau, Alaska, hours after arriving at port. A Utah couple was celebrating their wedding anniversary aboard an Alaska cruise when the husband was found covered in blood next to his wife’s lifeless body, a frenzy of violence that a neighbor called completely out of character.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A Utah couple was celebrating their wedding anniversary aboard an Alaska cruise when the husband was found covered in blood next to his wife’s lifeless body, a frenzy of violence that a neighbor called completely out of character.

Dana Nicholls told the Associated Press on Friday that he has lived near Kristy and Kenneth Manzanares, both 39, for about 10 years and they appeared to be the perfect family.

The Santa Clara couple, who have three daughters, booked the weeklong cruise to celebrate the milestone in their marriage, Nicholls said.

Kristy Manzanares was found dead in a blood-splattered cabin Tuesday night. Her husband has been charged with murder after he was discovered with blood on his hands and clothes, and with blood spread throughout the cabin on the Princess Cruises ship, according to a criminal complaint.

Even in hindsight, there was never any warning signs, no police at their home, Nicholls said.

“Everybody thinks that there’s a big path that leads to something like this — and absolutely nothing. Just absolutely nothing,” Nicholls said.

The FBI said a man and other people went into the couple’s room on the ship before medical workers and security officers…

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