Wife 'disappears' on Mediterranean cruise

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Wife 'disappears' on Mediterranean cruise

Post  candyfloss on Tue 28 Feb 2017, 11:40 am

Has this been posted, strange one..

Husband to appear in court in Italy after his wife 'disappears' during a Mediterranean cruise with their two children

  • IT consultant detained at Rome's Ciampino Airport over whereabouts of his wife
  • The couple had been on a Mediterranean cruise with their children, four and six
  • Ship's crew contacted police after they carried out a passenger number check
  • A lawyer for the man, 46, says his client 'denies anything untoward happening'

By Neil Michael For The Irish Daily Mail
Published: 13:59, 23 February 2017 | Updated: 11:57, 24 February 2017

An IT consultant is to appear in court in Italy in connection with his wife's suspected disappearance from a cruise ship.

Daniel Belling, who lives in Dublin, Ireland, was arrested after his wife was reported missing while the couple were on a luxury cruise.

The 46-year-old, who is originally from Germany, was about to board a Ryanair flight to Dublin, where he works, when he was arrested.

Police are reported to have become suspicious after ship crew reported that his wife was missing

He was with the couple's two children at the time and attempting to fly from Rome's Ciampino airport.

He was then taken to Regina Coeli Prison in Rome. He is due to appear in court in connection with the suspected disappearance of wife, Li Yinglei, also known as Angie.

Li Yinglei, Mr Belling and the couple's six-year-old son and four-year-old daughter – who have both reportedly been spoken to by police – had ten days before his arrest embarked from the north Rome port of Civitavecchia on an 11-day Mediterranean cruise.

After the MSC Magnifica anchored back in the port on Monday, the family – this time without Li Yinglei – disembarked

But cabin crew noticed a discrepancy between the number of passengers leaving compared to the number who boarded the ship at the start of the cruise on February 10.

Crew were able to ascertain that Mr Belling's wife had boarded the ship but was not on the list of those who left.

It is unclear at this stage what happened to her but Mr Belling's lawyer says his client is able to explain where his wife has gone.

Indeed, Luigi Conti says Mr Belling is looking forward to the opportunity to explain matters before a judge. He will get his chance today when he is expected to appear in court in connection with the suspected disappearance of his 36-year-old Chinese wife.

Mr Conti was quoted in yesterday's Daily Telegraph.

He said: 'I can't say anything about the circumstances of his wife's disappearance until he appears in front of the judges.

'He is keen to speak to the judges, to explain what happened.

'His behaviour after disembarking was not that of a person who was trying to flee.

'He simply headed to Ciampino airport with his children to catch the flight that he had booked when he first organised the cruise.'

According to La Stampa newspaper, one of the last times Mr Belling's wife was seen was when the ship stopped in Genoa.

That was on February 9 and the family were seen visiting a souvenir shop in the northern Italy port city.  

The cruise ship records state that Mrs Belling did return onboard after the family visited to Genoa.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4252842/Man-held-Italy-wife-vanishes-Med-cruise.html



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Re: Wife 'disappears' on Mediterranean cruise

Post  Freedom on Tue 28 Feb 2017, 12:45 pm

It does seem strange that he didn't report his wife missing.

People disappearing from ships isn't an unknown event.


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Re: Wife 'disappears' on Mediterranean cruise

Post  bluebell on Tue 28 Feb 2017, 1:03 pm

May already been posted elsewhere, but there was this awful discovery recently :   Strangely also mentions Genoa.


Pensioner's body found in cruise ship ventilation shaft TWO MONTHS after husband reported her missing onboard
Her husband, who reported her missing after falling asleep on a sunbed and waking up to discover her gone, slammed the ship's crew for allegedly not carrying out a proper search

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