Before her name became hyphenated, Jennifer Ellis worked – unhappily – as a crime reporter at Florida Today. She left the newspaper around the time of Wilton Dedge’s DNA-exoneration.
Ellis-Seitz went missing from the Norwegian Pearl cruise ship on Christmas Day, 2008 … shortly after charges were dropped in William Dillon’s related case, again due to DNA.
The cruise was a celebration of her anniversary, the decision to start a family, and her impending return to newspaper work.
The FBI investigation apparently concluded that happy things depressed the hell out of Jennifer Ellis-Seitz, so much so that she couldn’t stand it and dove overboard.
So – to whomever makes the Jennifer Ellis-Seitz queries that show up on my stats – I haven’t forgotten her. And I don’t believe the FBI. What I do believe is that if Ellis-Seitz had lived, my blog would be about environmentally-friendly decorating per my degree, with her pulling the weight on conviction corruption, per hers.