Jennifer Ellis-Seitz, 36, is the woman who went missing on the Norwegian Pearl cruise ship on Christmas night.
Jennifer, who was originally identified as Jennifer Feitz, her husband Raymond Seitz, and her mother, Donna Ellis, were staying in cabin 11122, a 231 square foot mini-suite with a 54 square foot balcony.
Ray and Jennifer were participants on a cruise ship game show called “The Not So Newlyweds” where it was learned they have been married for about a year, and had their first date in Orlando, FL.
Jennifer was reported missing by her husband at 3:50 a.m. Friday morning. News agencies are reporting that cruise ship surveillance cameras show a woman in a white nightgown going overboard around 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, however, our sources were told by crew members that the video shows the woman going over at 2:00 a.m on Friday.
Although it is unclear where the woman went overboard, passengers we have spoken to say the FBI boarded the ship when it docked in Miami Sunday morning and focused their efforts on the balcony of cabin 11122.
One passenger noted that one of the balcony chairs was pushed sideways up against the Plexiglas railing, although he was unsure if the chair had been moved before or during the FBI investigation.
Jennifer, a Central Florida native, graduated from Queens University of Charlotte with a degree in English in 1995. After graduation, she formed her own company, Newshound Communications, a freelance editing, writing and media relations business specializing in Central Florida’s travel and tourism industry.
Most recently Ellis-Seitz became a trainer/writer for the Supervisor of Elections – writing, creating and presenting training relating to the Americans with Disabilities Act and HAVA, and teaching classes to poll workers.
Interestingly, she recently wrote a freelance piece about staying in shape while cruising, called “Battling the Bulge On Board.”
Although there is currently no information available about Raymond Seitz, we believe he works for a parking area construction and maintenance company in Longwood, FL.
One of the passengers who was on board the Norwegian Pearl is currently on a plane heading back home and will be sending us photos of the scene at cabin 11122 taken this morning during the FBI investigation.
Below is a typical mini-suite on the Norwegian Pearl, as well as another photo of Jennifer Seitz.
UPDATE: I have added the photos from the FBI investigation, as promised. Note the position of the chair on the balcony. Thanks to passenger Rob for the pictures.
UPDATE 2: More info about Ray Seitz
Thumbnail photo of Jennifer Seitz courtesy of True Crime Report