ST. GEORGE, Utah (ABC4 Utah) – The family of Utah woman killed in a domestic situation onboard a cruise ship released a statement Friday night.
Police say Kristy Manzanares, 39, of Santa Clara, was beat to death on cruise ship in Alaska.
The U.S. Attorney in Alaska has filed a complaint against her husband Kenneth Manzanares in her murder.
Federal authorities say Manzanares beat his wife to death and blood was found on his hands and clothing.
The complaint also says Kenneth tried to drag Kristy’s body to the ship’s balcony, but was stopped by a witness.
Kristy’s family released the following statement.
“We are devastated over the loss of Kristy. She is the light of our lives – a devoted mother, daughter, sister and friend. Kristy led by example with her giving heart and we are inspired by the legacy of kindness and optimism she has instilled in her children.We appreciate all of the support shown toward us from friends and family in Carbon and Washington Counties as well as Princess Cruise Lines and Alaska Airlines. We ask for privacy as we mourn together and continue our focus on Kristy’s children.”
— The Hunt and Manzanares Families
HOW TO HELP
An account has been set up for those interested in donating to help support Kristy’s children and her memorial services. Donations can be made at Zions Bank under “Kristy Hunt Manzanares donation.”
The donation account was set up by the St. George Board of Realtors.