THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF AMY BRADLEY ARE OFFERING A $220,000.00 REWARD FOR HER SAFE RETURN.
On March 24, 1998 at approximately 6:00AM, Amy Lynn Bradley, age 23, of Chesterfield County, Virginia, was discovered missing from the cruise ship Rhapsody of the Seas, a Royal Carribean Cruise Liner.
She was last seen at approximately 5:00AM Tuesday morning, March 24, 1998, sleeping on the balcony of the cabin that she was sharing with her parents and her brother. When the family awoke, at approximately 6:00AM, she was gone, along with her cigarrettes and lighter and the sliding glass door of the balcony was open. The family assumed that she had gone to get a Coke and smoke a cigarrette. However, when she failed to appear, they contacted the pursor's desk and, ultimately, the captain. Amy's disappearance happened somtime between 5:00-6:00AM, and at that time, the boat was approximately 15-20 miles outside of Willemstad, Curacao. The ship then docked in Curacao at approximately 7:00AM.
The Coast Guard was dispatched and was searching in the area approximately 20 miles outside of the Curacao Port. Amy's family was in their cabin frantically awaiting any word of Amy's whereabouts. The captain told Amy's family that the ship was being completely searched. However, they are now questioning the extent of the search that was conducted in that critical 12 hour time period because passengers later told Amy's family that their cabins were not searched on that critical day. Amy's family requested that the other passengers be notified that Amy was missing and that her pictures be distributed and posted in the common areas, but they were told that the other passengers could not be disturbed. That afternoon, Amy's family was told by the captain that there was no possible chance that Amy was still onboard the ship and suggested that they go onto the island of Curacao and wait for word from the authorities. Amy's family would have never left that ship if they had thought that there was any possibility that the ship had not been thoroughly searched. Amy's family left the ship at 6:00PM, and the ship then proceeded to leave Curacao on schedule at approximately 6:30PM.
Meanwhile, Amy's family in Virginia was desperately calling anyone that they thought might be of help including congressmen, newspapers, FBI agencies in Virginia, San Juan, Barbados, and St. Maarten. The FBI the put together a team that boarded the ship when it docked in St. Maarten on Thursday. Amy's family also flew from Curacao to St. Maarten to reboard the ship. The FBI has since been investigating the disappearance.
Amy's family believes that she may have been abducted and then thrown off of the cruise liner. If that happened, Amy could have possibly made it to one of the hundreds of islands in the Caribbean chain because she is an excellent swimmer and trained lifeguard.
Please help us notify all boat operators in the Caribbean Islands to be on the lookout for Amy Lynn Bradley and to pay special attention to all areas from Curacao to St. Maarten and from St. Maarten to St. Thomas. This was the route that the cruise line traveled after leaving Curacao.
The other possibility is that Amy was abducted and taken off of the boat in Curacao. If this was the case, we need any and all help available to notify the people in Curacao and the surrounding areas to be on the lookout for Amy.
Amy Lynn Bradley, is a white female, age 23, 5'6" tall, 115 lbs., with brown hair and green eyes. She was last seen wearing a white tee shirt and navy blue shorts. Distinguishing marks are: a navel ring and 4 tattoes:
A purple Tazmanian Devil spinning a basketball on her left shoulder
A green lizard around her navel
A Japanese primitive sun symbol on the center of her lower back
A Japanese symbol on her right ankle
The photo was taken 10 hours before her disappearance.
Please forward this information along with her picture to any organization or individual who can help us find Amy. Contact the Police or the FBI. If you have any helpful information, contact the following people:
FBI Main Case Line
FBI Virginia Offices
Relatives Main Line
Relatives Backup Numbers
Web Sites With Information
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