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Body Of Backpacker Who Disappeared After Beach Party Is Found Floating In The Sea
Backpacker Amelia Bambridge was on a gap year from school and had saved for two years for the Cambodian trip.
The body of a British backpacker who disappeared after a beach party in Cambodia was discovered floating in the sea nearly 30 miles from where she was last seen.
Amelia Bambridge, 21, disappeared Oct. 24 from the tourist island of Koh Rong where she had been visiting, according to The Guardian.
“We found the body of the missing British woman,” Chuon Narin, the police chief of Preah Sihanouk province said.
Officials declined the speculate on the possible circumstances of her death; however, earlier this week Narin told media outlets that he believed the 21-year-old may have drowned, according to the Metro UK.
Bambridge was last been seen at a beach party on the island on Oct. 24 around 3 a.m. Her purple backpack, containing her purse, phone, and bank cards, was later discovered on a rock near the ocean.
She was discovered missing later that day after she failed to check out of her hostel as planned, the outlet reports.
Her family has also confirmed her death.
“I have had the most horrific confirmation that my sister Amelia Bambridge was found and she is no longer with us,” her sister Sharon Schultes wrote on Facebook. “It breaks my heart to let all my close family and friends know the horrendous outcome that we didn't want. Now we have to get our Amelia back home to England so we can lay her beautiful soul to rest and to remember the wonderful life she lived.”
Her brother, Harry Bambridge, also wrote on Facebook that he had seen the body and that it was indeed his sister.
Earlier this week, six men employed in area restaurants and hotels were questioned in the disappearance but were later released, The Guardian reports.
Amelia Bambridge had been on a gap year from school and had saved for nearly two years for the trip, Sky News reported shortly after the disappearance.