Who’s Amelia Bambridge? Brit backpacker who went lacking in Cambodia

Who is Amelia Bambridge? Brit backpacker who went missing in Cambodia

AMELIA Bambridge went lacking whereas on a niche yr on the island of Koh Rong in Cambodia.

A rucksack thought to belong to Amelia was discovered close to to the location of a seaside get together she attended on the night time of her disappearance. Right here’s all the things we all know.

Amelia Bambridge, 21, is described as ‘wise’ and spent a very long time researching solo journey

Who’s Amelia Bambridge?

Amelia Bambridge is a 21-year-old lacking hole yr scholar from Worthing, West Sussex.

Amelia left the UK in September 2019 after finishing an apprenticeship.

It’s her first time travelling on her personal.

She has a sister, Georgie, who stated they have been “like twins” and brother, Harry.


When did she go lacking?

Amelia was final seen at a seaside get together in Koh Rong, within the south west of Cambodia, at 3am on Wednesday, October 23.

She was due to take a look at of her hostel at midday on October 25 to go away and deliberate to go away the island later within the afternoon with a good friend.

However the good friend alerted authorities when Amelia didn’t return to select up her passport from the hostel.

The journey again to the hostel from the get together she was attending is a 40 minute stroll via thick forest with no lights.

Amelia had instructed her sister Georgie she was having “the very best time ever” hours earlier than she went lacking.

She known as her sister hours earlier than she attended a seaside get together.

 A Cambodian navy patrol boat searches for the missing backpacker hours before her body was found
A Cambodian navy patrol boat searches for the lacking backpacker hours earlier than her physique was discovered
Police and troopers seek for the lacking Brit within the forest on Koh Rong island
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Amelia was reported lacking after she did not return to her hostel

What’s the newest on her disappearance?

On October 31, Cambodian police sadly introduced they discovered Amelia’s physique at sea greater than 30 miles from the place she disappeared.

Fishermen found her physique floating within the Gulf of Thailand northwest of Koh Rong greater than every week after she vanished.

It was returned to Koh Rong earlier than being taken to Sihanoukville, Deputy Navy Commander Tea Sokha instructed The Phnom Penh Put up.

He stated: “Based mostly on the identification given to us, the tattoo on her physique and the garments she was final seen in, we consider it’s her.”

It got here a day after a specialist canine unit was introduced in to comb via the Cambodian forest.

On October 29, police stated six males have been being quizzed over the disappearance of Amelia as cops say there’s “little hope” she might be discovered alive.

The six detainees are thought to work in native bars.

Deputy police chief Nop Panha stated: “They’re being questioned. We aren’t drawing any conclusions but.”

It got here after a senior police supply stated there was “little hope” that Amelia could be discovered alive and stated: “We’re on the lookout for a physique now.”

This is the last known picture of Amelia at a beach party before she went missing
That is the final recognized image of Amelia at a seaside get together earlier than she went lacking

Police, scuba divers, authorities officers and volunteers had joined the frantic seek for the lacking Brit following her disappearance.

On October 30, her aunt Johanna O’Flaherty stated she feared her niece had been kidnapped.

4 days after Amelia’s disappearance, cops discovered her purple rucksack on rocks close to to the seaside get together.

It contained all her possessions other than her passport, together with her telephone and financial institution playing cards.

Her passport was left on the hostel, Nest Seaside Membership, the place she was staying.

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Amelia’s rucksack has been discovered[/caption]

Authorities initially thought Amelia drowned within the sea, however her father didn’t agree with that concept.

Phil instructed Sky Information: “We have been getting conflicting occasions of when she acquired there. I don’t assume she’s within the sea, I believe she’s inland someplace.

“I believe somebody’s taken her. I don’t assume she’s had an accident, if she’d had an accident she would have been discovered.”

On October 28, Island governor Kouch Chamroeun stated: “There’s a excessive suspicion that she could have drowned. her telephone, she has taken footage and posted on-line till 3:23 a.m.”

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The bag contained her telephone and financial institution playing cards[/caption]

Amelia’s mum joined the search to search out her daughter who disappeared in Cambodia and was quickly adopted by her brother.

Linda Bambridge, 52, hoped Amelia, 21, acquired “misplaced on her manner again” to her hostel via dense forest within the Far Japanese nation.

Harry Bambridge, who lives in California, arrived in Cambodia on October 27.

Posting on Fb earlier than he left, he wrote: “For all of the non secular folks are you able to please do me an enormous favour and pray for my sister Amelia Bambridge.

“I’m about to board a aircraft from LA as she’s been lacking on her travels in Cambodia for over 48 hours now.

“I’ve requested who ever is perhaps up there, to take care of her for simply one other 20 hours and her huge brother might be there as quickly as I might be.

“Thanks for everybody’s who’s confirmed their assist, particularly to my household again residence.”

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