MICKI Kinesaki went missing from a cruise ship while on vacation with her estranged husband, Lonnie Kocontes.
Fingers pointed to Koncontes when authorities found Kinesaki’s body floating in the Mediterranean Sea two days after her disappearance.
Who is Lonnie Kocontes?
Lonnie Kocontes is a former attorney from Safety Harbor, Florida.
The Florida-born lawyer moved to California where he continued to practice law.
In May 2006, Kocontes took his then-wife on a Mediterranean cruise.
On the morning of May 26, Kocontes realized his wife was missing.
However, the following day, Kanesaki’s body washed up on the coast of Italy.
After careful investigation, it was discovered that Kanesaki was strangled to death prior to being dumped in the ocean.
Following the investigation of Micki’s alleged murder, Kocontes was cleared of any suspicion until 2008 when he tried to transfer $1million of Kanesaki’s money into his existing bank accounts.
It wasn’t until 2013 that Kocontes was arrested in connection with Kanesaki’s murder.
Where is Lonnie Kocontes now?
Though Kocontes was arrested in 2013, he wasn’t found guilty until June 2020.
The Orange County District Attorney’s office stated Kocontes allegedly murdered his ex-wife for financial gain.
Prior to their vacation, the pair disputed for months about selling their shared ranch home property.
Due to his direct connection to Kanesaki’s murder, Kocontes was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Kocontes is currently serving his life sentence at the RJ Donovan Correctional Facility in San Diego, California.
When did Lonnie and Micki get divorced?
Lonnie Kocontes and Micki Kanesaki were married from 1995 until 2002.
The pair had still been living together as they were figuring out how to split their assets.
However, in 2005, Kocontes remarried a woman named Amy Nguyen.
After Kanesaki refused to sell their ranch property, Lonnie moved back in with Micki where the two rekindled their romance.
Nguyen was a vital asset to Kocontes’ arrest as she told authorities that Kocontes had allegedly pre-conspired the murder with his best friend.
While Kocontes was in jail after his 2013 arrest, the lawyer was also charged with conspiring to murder Nguyen but prosecutors dropped the charge since he was already given a life sentence.