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’48 Hours’ Preview: Murder At Sea? George Smith Case Revisited

Smith's Mom: No Doubt Whatsoever My Son Was Murdered On That Ship

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Eight years after a Greenwich, Conn., man vanished from a cruise ship while on his honeymoon, new questions have surfaced regarding his death.

CBS News Senior Correspondent John Miller has been investigating for “48 Hours” and has compelling new evidence in the case.

Maureen and George Smith have grieved for nearly eight years, ever since their 26-year-old son George vanished on his honeymoon cruise “Royal Caribbean’s Brilliance of the Seas” in the Aegean Sea.

“You can’t look at the water, at the sea, without remembering what happened to George,” Maureen Smith said. “It’s got too many bad memories for me now.”

“I have no doubt in my mind whatsoever, that my son was murdered on that cruise ship.  There is so much evidence, it is overwhelming,” Maureen Smith said.

The story of George Smith’s last hours began with a shipboard police interview.

Turkish police had gathered the last known men to see George alive, Miller reported.

The men claimed that after a night of partying, they had tucked George into bed and left his cabin.

“After we dropped him off, we closed the door, we never saw him again. End of story. End of story. Never saw him again,” said Greg Rozenberg during a Turkish interrogation, Miller reported.

But a 48 hours investigation has uncovered questionable alibis, failed polygraphs and new details about a provocative video made by three of the men.

“48 Hours: Murder At Sea?” airs Saturday, May 11 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.

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