48 Hours Mystery: Love Lost
Yet nine months later, it's still an open case. All four boys and their families are still living under the scrutiny of the FBI.
"There is no reality of any of this. It's just a bad dream," says Dr. Askin.
"Have you thought at all about the other family, about the Smiths and what they must be going through?" Storm asks Dr. Askin.
"I can't imagine," he replies. "And I know they have said some things about our son. And one thing they need to understand. He tried to help their son. He liked their son."
The blood on the canopy was washed off within hours of George's disappearance. But that image will haunt the Smiths forever. Now advocates for maritime safety, they're fighting so others won't experience their pain.
"The cruise industry doesn't respect life," says George Smith. "One body to them means nothing."
"If anything comes out of my son's murder on his cruise ship, it will be that somebody will be saved," Maureen adds.
"As time goes by, it doesn't get better, it get's worse," says Maureen. "Because you don't have that person in your life."
Not only is George gone from their lives. So is Jennifer.
"We welcomed Jennifer back in our home after George disappeared. She was actually the closest thing we had to George. She actually slept in George's bedroom," explains Bree.
But that closeness turned to mistrust as the Smiths came to believe that Jennifer knew more than she was telling them.
"We put some space there. We were frustrated by the lack of information coming from Jennifer and it was difficult for us," Bree recalls.
On June 25th, George Smith and his family should be celebrating his first wedding anniversary. Instead, just ten days later, they will be mourning the first anniversary of his death.
"We just want his murder solved so we can lay him to rest," says Maureen. "And we will not rest until we find out."
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