From: Lieutenant Krag Campbell
Case or Incident: #220809-001
On 08/08/2022, at about 11:52 p.m., the Juneau Police Department was notified by the USCG, that they had received a report of a person who had gone overboard from the cruise ship Koningsdam. At the time of the incident, the cruise ship was located in the Gastineau Channel, across from the 430 block of Egan Drive.
Initial reports from cruise ship passengers reported hearing screams from a person in the Gastineau channel. CCTV from the cruise ship confirmed a person climbed over the ships railing and never return. Passengers from a nearby cruise ship reported seeing something fall from the cruise ship Koningsdam and then call out for help.
USCG responded to the area to search the water and JPD searched the shorelines, but nobody was located. As of 08/09/2022, the USCG has called of their search in the water.
The cruise ship Koningsdam has identified the person who went overboard as 31-year-old Tennessee resident Lorenzo Anthony Holmes Jr. Mr. Holmes was an entertainer on the cruise ship and had been working there since May of this year. Next of kin for Holmes has been notified.
A photo of Mr. Holmes has been placed on the JPD Facebook page.
This case is still under investigation.
All factual allegations contained in this release are based upon preliminary investigation and are subject to change or clarification as the investigation continues. Any charges reported in this release are merely accusations and all persons named in this release are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.