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Awful story about former Florida Today employee

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Elliotte Friedman, Dec 29, 2008.

  1. Elliotte Friedman

    Elliotte Friedman Moderator Staff Member

  2. Weird details in the AP story...http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081230/ap_on_re_us/missing_cruise_passenger_13

    A fellow passenger on the ship, Jim Nestor, told NBC's Today show that Seitz and her new husband stood out on the ship with "large and raw personalities."

    Many of the passengers saw them as contestants on an on-board game called "The Not-So-Newlywed Game," modeled after a 1960s TV quiz show. The game was also carried on the ship's closed-circuit TV channel.

    "They stood out a lot more than other people," Nestor, a retired police officer, told NBC.

    Nestor, who appeared on the game show with his own wife, said he ran into Raymond Seitz day after his wife was reported missing.

    "I had given him my condolences, and he had a plastic bag filled with quarters, and he said to me that he was going to the casino to see if he could change his luck," Nestor said.
  3. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    If this ain't a murder, then I'm a Hottentot.
  4. Shaggy

    Shaggy Guest

    I'm sure if my wife died, the first thing I'd think of doing is going to the nearest slot machine.

    Something smells.
  5. ballscribe

    ballscribe Active Member

    It certainly seems, in cruise ship murders, that it's usually the spouse.
  6. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Wow, 'scribe, you used to look like one of the Williams sisters. You have some work done?

    :D My question is, is the number of such murders statistically significant enough to make that call?
  7. ondeadline

    ondeadline Active Member

    Her family members are saying she's had emotional problems and they believe that she jumped. They explain that she often would walk around the ship when she couldn't get to sleep and that might explain the fact that it took the husband so long to report that she was missing. Until I saw this story, I was sure the husband did it.

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