Witnesses Say Acadiana Woman Who Fell Off Cruise Ship Was Fighting With Husband Before Fall
An interesting report has come out regarding the Acadiana woman who went overboard the Carnival Triumph earlier this week.
According to several passengers onboard, 44-year-old Juwanna Brooks of Lafayette and her husband, Scott, were at dinner when they started arguing. Those passengers say the argument got out of control and the two were escorted out by security.
About 30 minutes later, Brooks went overboard.
"It was scary," said Nikki D'Andrea, a passenger on the cruise. "We went to the balcony and looked over. They threw the life thing and they had a search light going. Really sad, it was awful."
The ship returned to New Orleans yesterday morning and the FBI continues to investigate. As Brooks went overboard in the Gulf of Mexico, Mexican authorities have taken over the search.
As you can imagine, Juwanna's family is heartbroken.
"I'm still believing that she's going to come home one way or the other. I want her to come home," said Marilyn Whitney, Brooks' mother. "That's mainly what I want right now, just to have closure."