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Latino Daily News

Friday February 11, 2011

Arrest Made on Killing of Royal Caribbean Cruise Employee

Arrest Made on Killing of Royal Caribbean Cruise Employee

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Mexican authorities have arrested a Mexican national in the killing death of Royal Caribbean cruise employee Monika Markiewicz last week in Cozumel.

Nelson Perez Torres, 24, was being detained in the drowning death of the ‘Allure of the Seas’ musician and has since confessed.  He alleges that Markiewicz was not a stranger or targeted as a tourist but rather someone he was involved with.

Torres, a busboy in Cozumel, has told Mexican investigators that he and Markiewicz had a fight when he pushed her against the rocks hitting her head.  Then it appears he proceeded to throw a rock at her head and finished her off by throwing her body in the ocean, unaware if she was alive or dead. 

Markiewicz disembarked the cruise ship last Friday and apparently went to see Torres where he worked, she never returned.  This was their third such revendous.  Her body was found floating the following day in the ocean.