A murder investigation was opened up after an Italian woman, who everyone thought tried to commit suicide by jumping off a boat, woke up from a coma and claimed she was actually pushed off the boat.
According to The Washington Post, the incident happened on July 19 aboard a Costa cruise ship stationed in the Norwegian port of Flâm. The 53-year-old woman, who was identified as Laura Stuardo, allegedly told reporters she was having a fight with her partner before she plunged 115 feet from her cabin balcony into the waters of a Norwegian fjord below.
Stuardo reportedly told La Stampa, “I don’t remember if he pushed me, but I certainly didn’t want to commit suicide.”
Stuardo’s partner, Giovanni Pia, was with her at the time of the fall but denies claims he pushed her, The Washington Post reports. He is even allegedly telling Norwegian police he unsuccessfully tried to stop her from jumping.