SPANISH FORT, Ala. (WALA) - The husband of a Spanish Fort woman who died after falling from the top of a cruise ship told FOX10 News his wife's shocking and tragic death wasn't a murder.
Almarosa Tenorio, 52, died after she fell from the 16th floor from the Royal Princess cruise ship and onto a lifeboat several stories below. It happened in the early morning hours of Tuesday, November 13. The ship was at sea en route to Aruba after departing Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Tenorio's husband spoke to FOX10 News Monday upset with several reports that his wife was killed. The FBI hasn't released a cause of death or statement regarding Tenorio's death.
Passengers reported seeing Tenorio fighting with an unidentified man who was choking her before the fall. Tenorio's husband was taken in for questioning by police in Aruba when the ship docked there, but Tenorio's daughter, Andrea, says her father is back home and is not a suspect.
Tenorio's neighbors say she was a great woman and had been living in Spanish Fort for 10 years.
Princess Cruises released a statement reading, "The incident was reported to the FBI and local authorities and the local authorities met and boarded the ship upon arrival in Aruba. We are cooperating fully with the investigating authorities, including the FBI. An official cause of death has not been announced."
A GoFundMe account has been set up to help Almarosa's family cover the costs of repatriating her body to her native California and a funeral service.
Donations can be made by visiting https://www.gofundme.com/an-unthinkable-tragedy