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Updated: Sep 10



In March of 1998 Amy Lynn Bradley was a 23 year old recent college graduate, set to start a new career, plans to earn a masters degree, purchased a new puppy and moved into a new apartment. Her life was thriving and she had her entire life ahead of her.


When her father wins a cruise vacation through work he decides to take the entire family along, and it is set to be a memorable time for all.

While sailing through the Caribbean in the early morning hours of March 24th 1998 this idyllic family vacations would turn into the family vacation from hell.

Amy Lynn Bradly would go missing on board the Royal Caribbean cruise liner Rhapsody of the Sea.

In August of 1998 a man named David Carmichael was vacationing in Curacao on a scuba diving trip when Amy tried to approach him on the beach but was diverted into a local café by two men. David would later see her inside the café with these same men. He would later testify in a federal grand jury to his accounts of seeing Amy along with accurately describing the watch Amy was wearing at the time of her disappearance, a piece of information that was not yet released to the public at the time.

Another lead would come in 2001 from a U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer who was stationed on the U.S. Chandler that was docked in Curacao during January of 1999.

He reported seeing and talking to Amy inside a brothel on the island. Amy approached him, stated her name and mentioned she needed help, before being taken away by two men. The Officer didn’t report the incident at the time as the brothel was off limits to Navy personal and he didn’t know she was a missing person at the time. After seeing Amy's photo on People magazine a few years later he would call and report what had happened.

In 2005 the family would receive photos from an anonymous source of a women who was featured in an adult escort service website, based in the Caribbean. The pictures were analyzed by FBI forensic specialties who determined the photos were that of Amy.

The family would receive a few other possible witness sightings throughout the years, but have never be able to locate Amy.

With numerous first hand accounts, eyewitness testimonies, and pictures that have surfaced it is confirmed that Amy is a victim of human trafficking.


Even after years of investigations, false leads, thousands of dollars spent, and several confirmed sightings, her family still has hope that Amy is out there.

Amy Lynn Bradly was last seen on March 24th 1998 while on the Royal Caribbean cruise liner Rhapsody of the Sea.

She is 5’6” and was 115 pounds at the time of her disappearance, she has green eyes, and brown hair.


Amy had four tattoos at the time she vanished. A baby Tasmanian devil on her back left shoulder, a green and blue gecko lizard around her navel, a Japanese symbol on her right ankle, and a primitive Japanese sun on her lower back.


Anyone with information is asked to call the Federal Bureau of Investigation 202-324-3000.


We give Amy Lynn Bradley the Last Word.

 

Bradley family in Aruba



Bradley family on the shi









Amy and Brad on the ship
Amy on the ship











Amy dancing with Alister Douglas













Amy with long hair











Photos of Amy from an escort service website

















Composite sketches from possible siting of Amy with unidentified men

Composite sketch of unidentified man and Alister Cotton










 

Sources:

Video of Amy Dancing night she goes missing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqzW5QNmxk4


https://amybradleyismissing.com/index.php/topic,3.0.html


https://www.cruiselawnews.com/2017/03/articles/disappearances/fbi-releases-new-video-regarding-amy-lynn-bradley-who-disappeared-from-rhapsody-of-the-seas/


https://web.archive.org/web/20071224160138/http://www.fbi.gov:80/wanted/kidnap/bradley_a.htm

https://internationalcruisevictims.org/stories/amy-lynn-bradley/

https://www.thethings.com/20-details-about-the-amy-lynn-bradley-disappearance-that-were-swept-under-the-rug/

https://traffickingprevention.org/our-story

https://veritycreates.medium.com/amy-lynn-bradley-will-her-cruise-ship-disappearance-ever-be-solved-191452828bcf

https://www.ranker.com/list/facts-about-amy-lynn-bradley/philgibbons

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