Missing: Amy Lynn Bradley (1998)

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The next case we have is the disappearance of Amy Lynn Bradley. This is about an American Woman who went missing during a Cruise. Let’s dig in.

 

On March 21, 1998, Amy and her parents, Ron and Iva and her brother Brad had a weeklong cruise on the boat Rhapsody of the Seas. The morning of March 24, Amy was drinking with the ships band that was located in the dance club on the ship. One of the band members, known as Yellow said he left Amy at 1 AM, but sometime between 5:15 and 5:30 am Ron had seen Amy asleep in her cabin on the balcony, but when he got up at 6 am she was no longer there.

Ron stated went and tried to find her but when he couldn’t locate his daughter he didn’t know what to think as it was unlike Amy to not say where she was going.

The ship was en route to Curaco Antilles this was when Amy was last seen and it had docked there shortly after she was missing. There was extensive searches for Amy and at sea but there was no luck in finding her. The Netherlands Coast Guard searched for 4 days and it ended on March 27th, but the cruise lines continued to look for her until March 29. Amy was said to have been a trained lifeguard, but investigations said there was no evidence that she would have fallen overboard and they didn’t believe that she died by suicide either. So how does a woman go missing on a cruise ship in the middle of the ocean.

The police did speculate that she left the ship voluntarily when the ship docked at Curacao. But there have been multiple sightings suggested that she was kidnapped and forced into sex trade.

There are photos showing a woman with a very good resemblance to Amy that were found on an adult website. Tourist also saw her on a beach and stated that she was accompanied by 2 strange men who quickly walked away with her. They were able to identify her by the tattoos that Amy had.

Here is one of the sketches.

There was multiple possible sightings of Amy in Curacao in 1998 and 1999. There was 2 tourist from Canada that reported seeing a woman that resembled Amy on a beach in August 1998. There tattoos that Amy had were identical to the woman they claimed they had seen, and there was 2 men that was 2 feet away from her. There was also a member of the Navy that claimed he seen Amy in a brother in 1999, he stated that the woman said her name was Amy Bradley and she begged for him to help her, explaining to him that she was being held against her will and was not allowed to leave.

In 2005 there was another potential sighting a woman claimed to have seen Amy in a store bathroom in a mall in Barbados. The witness said a woman entered the bathroom and she was with 3 men who told the woman that if she did not follow through on their deal they would harm her. The witness states that after the men left she approached this upset woman who said her first name was Amy and that was she was from Virginia but then the men reentered and took her away. The witness called the police right away and was able to composite drawings of the 3 men and woman.

So after all these sightings how come nothing was ever followed up on? Did they go out and search for her? In all my research it states that all of these potential sightings were false. Well if she was in the sex trade and they knew that she was trying to escape of course they would take her and leave especially if they believed that somebody would call the police.

There is currently a $250,000 reward that was offered by the family for information that led to Amy’s return and $50,000 reward for information leading to her verifiable location. The FBI is also offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to her recovery.

If you have any information concerning the disappearance of Amy Lynn Bradley please contact your local FBI office or nearest American Embassy or Consulate. Of go to the website below and submit an anonymous tip online. AMY LYNN BRADLEY — FBI

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AMY LYNN BRADLEY — FBI

The strange disappearance of Amy Lynn Bradley is still unsolved | Mysteriesrunsolved

San Francisco, California – Amy Lynn Bradley (amybradleyismissing.com)

Disappearance of Amy Lynn Bradley – Wikipedia