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ARUBA AMY BRADLEY: Missing from a cruise ship - 24 March 1998 - Age 23

Discussion in 'Missing 1990 to 1999' started by Kimster, Apr 13, 2017.

  1. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    From March 2017:

    Amy was traveling with her brother and parents when she disappeared 19 years ago while aboard the Royal Caribbean cruise ship, Rhapsody of the Seas. The ship had left Oranjestad, Aruba, and was sailing to Curaçao, in the Netherlands Antilles. On March 24, 1998, at age 23, Amy vanished.

    The Bradley family was highly critical of Royal Caribbean who they faulted for the delay in responding to the incident and for what they felt was insensitivity toward their plight. Like most disappearances at sea, the cruise line's "investigation" seemed designed to protect the cruise line's image and legal interests. The FBI investigation, as usual, went no where.

    Amy's disappearance in 1998 occurred six to seven years before the highly publicized cases of Merrian Carver in 2004 and George Smith IV in 2005, before the formation of the International Cruise Victims organization, and before five Congressional hearings which led to the passage of the Cruise Vessel Safety and Security Act of 2010. The Bradleys were fighting the cruise line largely alone.

    The FBI page contains this description of the case: "Amy Lynn Bradley, while on a family cruise to the Caribbean, went missing from the Royal Caribbean International Cruise Line’s ship Rhapsody of the Seas. On Saturday, March 21, 1998, the vessel departed San Juan, Puerto Rico, and traveled to its first port of call, the island of Aruba. On Monday, March 23, 1998, Rhapsody of the Seas departed Aruba and was traveling in international waters to its next island port of Curacao, Netherlands Antilles. During the early morning hours of Tuesday, March 24, 1998, Amy Lynn Bradley went missing. The vessel later departed Curacao and continued on to the island of St. Martin (Sint Maarten) and further traveled to St. Thomas, United States Virgin Islands, before returning to San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Saturday, March 28, 1998."

    The FBI is offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to the recovery of Amy Lynn Bradley and information that leads to the identification, arrest, and conviction of the person(s) responsible for her disappearance.


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  2. spike

    spike Bronze Member

    I watched a crime show...maybe 60 mins....about this chilling case.
    There is a photo of a trafficked woman who looks exactly like her.
    Also a connection to an employee or passenger from one of the islands.
    I'd have thought, based on the show, this would have been solved by now.
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  3. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Yes, I've seen a picture of a call girl who looks just like her. I wonder if they've tracked her down yet?
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  4. spike

    spike Bronze Member

    It's been years.
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  5. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    FBI to offer reward for woman who went missing 20 years ago

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation is offering a $25,000 reward in information that helps find a woman who went missing from a cruise ship 20 years ago.

    Amy's father, Ron Bradley believes someone onboard the ship at the time of Bradley's disappearance likely has information that can help. "Whether it's a passenger or a crew member, we don't know. We have absolutely no clue as to what happened. That's why we're continuing our investigation."

    Bradley has several tattoos, including a Tasmanian Devil spinning a basketball on her shoulder, the sun on her lower back, a Chinese symbol on her right ankle, and a Gecko lizard on her navel. She also has a navel ring.

    Anyone who has any information in Amy Bradley's disappearance is asked to contact their local FBI office, or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate.

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  6. kdg411

    kdg411 Well-Known Member

    The photographs came via mail to the Bradley's. However, one of the images advertised a person named 'Jas' an an escort on a adult travel website however was removed abruptly.
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  7. Akoya

    Akoya Bronze Member

    Missing Persons of America
    Amy Bradley Vanished Pt.1

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  8. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

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  9. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

  10. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    According to the Disappeared episode, many people and investigators, including a man that now works for the FBI doing facial comparison analysis, believe this may be Amy. But...they were unable to authenticate the picture or tell when or where it may have been taken or if it was altered. Essentially, another dead end. :(
  11. kdg411

    kdg411 Well-Known Member

    Just watched the ID episode and in short it was an overview of the same information already published. They didn't mention though the lady who ran into Amy in a restroom which is probably nothing however interesting. The FBI believes the woman in those photographs are of Amy however they cannot validate their authenticity. Curacao is not a US territory which has hindered the FBI's investigation. They do believe that Amy is there and are still actively investigating.

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