It was the first day of a week-long cruise along the Italian coast, a romantic getaway designed to rekindle a failed marriage. Now, Lonnie Kocontes, 48, a Mission Viejo attorney, says he wishes they would have resisted temptation.
His ex-wife, Micki Kanesaki, 52, disappeared their first night aboard the Island Escape as the cruise ship steamed toward Naples from Sicily. Her body was found the next day by the Italian coast guard, floating in the sea near Reggio di Calabria. “I wish I knew what happened,” Kocontes said.
So do authorities.
(Mai Tran, L.A. Times, July 1, 2006)