Couple finds bloody elevator on Carnival cruise ship, worker reported killed

The final night of a Florida couple’s Christmas cruise turned into a holiday horror as they discovered blood running down the doors of an elevator.

Matt Davis and his wife Susan made the shocking discovery on board the Carnival Ecstasy Sunday on their way to dinner. He said a supervisor on the cruise told him an electrician was killed.

"Somebody was inside or behind that wall when the elevator came down, and I don't know what happened, but something terrifying happened," Matt Davis told Fox 4. "To look and see the elevator with just blood coming down like a sheet, and not stopping... it was a real life scene of The Shining."

Police told Fox 4 the victim was 66-year-old Jose Sandoval Opazo, and they're still investigating. The elevator was later sectioned off with a sign that read it was “not working at the moment.”

The couple said Carnival has offered to pay for them to go to counseling sessions.

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