When your gut is telling you something, it’s usually right. We should always think twice before brushing our instincts aside, considering the power of our intuition. There are those who do not believe in our mind’s ability to have these celestial feelings, but they will often learn, by ignoring them, they will put themselves in unwanted situations.
Almarasa did not listen to her inclination that something terrible would happen to her if she embarked on a cruise with her husband, hence she found herself in a tragic situation that permanently shattered the calmness often acquainted with the seas.
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A Beloved Teacher
Almarasa, a 52-year-old teacher from Florida, worked passionately with children to further their education. She worked diligently to provide the best learning experience for all her students. As a beloved teacher, all who had known her, described her as full of life and devoted to her students.
A Marriage Falling Apart
As a mother of two, Almarasa had a vibrant personality, lighting up any room she walked into. She had many friends, welcoming everyone into her life with open arms. However, not everything in Almarasa’s life was so peachy, like many married women, she struggled to keep her marriage afloat.
An Idea To Help Marriage
So, when Almarasa’s husband, Leo, suggested taking a trip alone together to rekindle their marriage, it sounded like a great idea, but something was holding her back. Almarasa was never the type to believed in jinx or inexplicable phenomena, but in the weeks prior to the trip, she was consumed with uneasiness and fear…
Her Ominous Instincts
It’s as if she had known something would happen to her, like some inexplicable force, possibly her intuition, telling her that something terrible was going to happen. She couldn’t explain the feeling, but it was undoubtedly there. Subconsciously, her mind was shouting at her to be cautious and alert or else…
Something Terrible Will Happen
Almarasa’s children said she “did not want to go” on the trip. “She knew something was going to happen,” said daughter Andrea Smith. She had told her children she didn’t want to go on the trip because something inside her gave her warning that it would be a mistake.
The Last Hug
Almarasa Tenorio was deeply concerned that something would happen to her if she embarked on the trip. “My mom did not want to go on this cruise,” Andrea Smith told ABC’s Good Morning America. Timothy Tenorio, Almarosa’s son, said the night before his mom left for the cruise that she hugged him “for a good five minutes” and told him that might be the last hug he gets from her.
And although Almarasa was fully convinced that something tragic would happen to her if she went on the cruise, it did not stop her from going. Almarasa and her husband Leo drove to Fort Lauderdale, Florida to board the seven-day cruise with Royal Princess Cruise to Aruba. Almarasa brushed her unwanted feelings aside, and decided it would be best to focus on her bringing back her marriage to life.
Listen To Your Gut
Almarasa should have listened to her instincts. In the following days, while aboard the ship, mysterious and inexplicable events would take place. A trip that was meant to help a strained marriage would instead, lead to a horrible tragedy.
A Happy Couple
A few days into the trip, things seemed to go well between the husband and wife. They were enjoying the scenic views, made some friends on the ship, and played a few hands of blackjack in the casino. But, according to some passengers, their blissful vacation quickly turned sour…
Passengers couldn’t avoid the loud bickering between Almarasa and her husband on the casino floor. It could have possibly been fueled by a few too many drinks for the duo or excessive gambling. But, the argument with Almarasa’s husband would be the least of her worries as things would soon spiral out of control with another man.
At the crack of dawn, a security alert was issued by the ship’s Captain. Passengers woke up to a chaotic scene, with confusion of why the alert had gone off in the first place. But, in a matter of moments, passengers witnessed a horrific and bloody scene on the ship’s deck.
A Grisly Scene
Horrified passengers said a woman’s leg was torn off in a fall, creating a gruesome scene with glass everywhere. The rest of the mutilated body laid in the lifeboat, with a pool of blood around it. When investigators arrived on board, they discovered the lifeless body to be none other than Almarasa.
Missing Puzzle Pieces
Which twisted being did this to Almarsa and why? Where was her husband? These questions are currently under investigation. The puzzle pieces are slowly being put back together as officers use witness testimony from passengers and evidence from the gory scene to figure out exactly what had happened to Almarasa.
The Deadly Fall
There was a murder on the ship. Almarasa had plunged to her death after she was reportedly seen fighting with an unidentified man on the deck of the 16th floor at around 10:30 pm. She either fell or was pushed off from the deck at 4 am.
Many passengers woke to the loud and unnatural sound of her body falling bluntly against the ship. Passengers who witnessed the heinous scene, could not believe their eyes. A relaxing vacation had turned into a real life nightmare more suitable of a scene from a horror movie.
A Vacation Turned Nightmare
Passenger Logan Tignor described the horrifying incident on a video call with CBS News, saying: “It’s surreal and I’m kind of traumatized for it. I never would expect that it would happen on vacation.” Many other passengers who had witnessed the deadly scene have difficulty coming to terms with what has happened to Almarasa. For some, as far as swearing not to ever embark on a cruise again for the rest of their lives.
The Mysterious Man
The man, described as being muscular, allegedly strangled Almarasa before tossing her from the ship’s deck. Aruba investigators are now performing an autopsy to establish if the woman was choked to death or died from the fall. According to the Princess Cruises, the tragic incident was also reported to the FBI to help local authorities determine the exact cause of death and the person responsible.
What About Her Husband?
Her husband Leo was brought in for questioning, but denied any involvement in the death of his wife. He has returned to his home in the States, and continues to voice his innocence and is not treated as a suspect by authorities. Leo, an airbus executive, said in a statement that his wife’s death would “haunt him,” and that he hopes to treat the memory of his wife “with respect.”
No Closure In Her Death
Almarasa’s mysterious death has caused tremendous pain on her family, especially because many questions remain unanswered. It is difficult for them to move forward without any closure. Tim and Andrea have said they love both of their parents, and a GoFundMe page has been set up for funeral expenses. They’re looking to raise $10,000.
Shocking Turn Of Events
In a shocking twist, Almarasa’s husband, Leo told FOX10 News his wife’s tragic death wasn’t a murder, but an accident. Leo was upset with several reports that his wife was strangled and pushed off the deck. As her senseless death still remains a question, the FBI and local authorities are in an ongoing investigation to provide a concrete explanation of what really happened to Almarasa aboard the dreadful trip.