Will Amy Lynn Bradley ever be found? The latest updates in her case
There’s always things to worry about when you go on a cruise. No matter how excited you are about a cruise there will always be concerns. We’ve seen the horror shows that have happened over the years. Remember that one cruise where the poop deck was literally covered with poop? And then there’s the fact that it was a petri dish for COVID-19 to grow and multiply in.
Then there are the true crime cases that come from cruise ships. Namely people who just go missing, which is a whole other fear. From people going overboard to others just straight up disappearing, there are a lot of cases at sea that will leave you nervous about being on open water without a spot of land in sight. One of the most famous cases is that of Amy Lynn Bradley.
The basics of the Amy Lynn Bradley case
In 1998, Amy Lynn Bradley went missing from the Royal Caribbean Cruise liner, Rhapsody of the Seas. The 23-year-old college graduate left without her shoes, ID, or any other belongings. She just disappeared without a trace – there one minute and gone the next. Her family hasn’t seen from or been contacted by Amy Lynn Bradley in 22 years.
At first, investigators looked into a suicide, but found no evidence of this in her case. There was also no evidence that she had somehow fallen overboard as well. It leaves her family with the hope that she’s somehow still alive out there. But even if she is still alive, then she’s somehow unable to contact her family, which leads a person down a whole new terrifying thought process.
Other facts about the Amy Lynn Bradley case
The last two people to see Bradley were her father and her brother. Her father was the one who reported her missing, while her brother said that he believed Amy Lynn was getting cigarettes. Rather than the crew having a more immediate response, they believe that this assertion from her brother led to the crew not taking the report as seriously and starting search operations earlier.
Still, searches were conducted at sea, but they ceased on March 29, 1998. The Bradley family flew back to Curaçao in order to continue searching for Amy Lynn. But any search efforts turned up empty. Unfortunately, the Bradley family was forced to return home without Amy Lynn.
Despite this, people have claimed to have seen Amy Lynn over the years since her disappearance. Tourists in Curaçao claimed to have seen a woman resembling her on a beach there with them saying she had the exact same tattoos. In 1999, a U.S. Navy member said that he saw a woman claiming to be Amy Lynn at a brothel and she begged him for help. In 2005, a woman claimed to have seen her being threatened in Barbados by a group of men.
One of the most prevalent theories of the case, aside from Amy Lynn’s death at sea, is that she was sold into sexual slavery and has been unable to return home. There’s a decently famous photo that shows a woman who looks a lot like Amy Lynn in the years after her disappearance from a “catalogue” of sorts. She was declared dead in absentia in 2010.
Updates on the case
There’s a $250,000 USD reward for information that may bring Amy Lynn Bradley home. Despite their daughter being declared dead, the family remains dedicated in finding out what happened to her. Her case has also been featured on numerous true crime shows, podcasts, YouTube channels, etc. in order to share her story and jog someone’s memory.
The FBI is also offering a $25,000 USD reward for information leading to the recovery of Amy Lynn Bradley & information that leads to the identification, arrest, and conviction of the person(s) responsible for her disappearance.
Thanks for the update. I’ve followed her case for years and keep hoping she’ll be found or turn up. I’m sure that’s her in the photo of the older woman above. I hadn’t known she’d been declared dead in 2010. For some reason her case has hooked me and I can’t let go of it.October 11, 2020
I dont understand how the government has so many resources yet they cant find this girlApril 27, 2021
Hello . This is a really tragic story. I have followed this story for years. I feel she was targeted by crew members into sex trafficking. Obviously, there was a network on the ship. Sadly, Amy fell int their trap.October 14, 2020
I feel so sorry for Amy’s family , she was much loved and must be much missed.
Heartbreaking. I hope someday this family gets peace and so does Amy.
Puts you right off cruises, doesn’t it?! This story has stuck in my mind too since I saw a real crime doc. about it ages ago. It’s so spooky and horrible.March 6, 2021
Asking for help from a medium may work in this case.In Turkey, a group of medium found the murdeder of a teen girl in 99 days.June 11, 2021
Seems the investigatory facts are missing? Sex trafficking ring in a place so small and no one can find evidence of it? Brothel burns down and no one knows who ran it or where they went? Didn’t hear FBI commenting on interactions with local police. Employee of ship seen with her, background, bank info, surveillance?October 25, 2020
I don’t know how long you have followed this case? If you have interest in the history (all the details, investigation, surveillance etc. You would have to go WAY BACK and watch all the “other stuff ” almost from beginning forward. This family was extorted, miss lead, taken advantage of EVERYTHING YOU COULD IMAGINE. HORRIBLE What they have gone and been thru is just beyond cruel and evil.November 20, 2020
Between people being afraid to talk because of there own situation and people out right lying to the family. Everything that could, did seem to go wrong, which I just so sad for this family. It only takes 1 person to SPEAK and it could go from cold case to blown open! My theory is there is ALWAYS SOMEONE WATCHING! Just takes 1 person to do the right thing. It just takes 1 person, the right person to recognize a picture, jog a memory etc.
If you are interested if find the earlier stories and go from there. Most of your valid points are wandered, it just a large novel at this point to tell EVERYTHING in one article.
I wish this family peace, PEACE AND AWNSERS! 🙏🏻❤
I went on my first cruise years ago, but it was nothing like that happeningApril 27, 2021
I agree with Nina…October 25, 2020
When someone goes missing the ship should be searched ENTIRELY and no secret rooms. Also need surveillance that is recorded off site, this should never happen again.
Anyways find a real psychic and solve this.
Other than that much love to her family and all of you.
Hi I followed this story as well and Praying that she will be found. It’s so heartbreaking and we do not wish this to happen to anyone else. I hope her family will find peace. May God help them.November 3, 2020
Hi I just came across this story on Disappeared & I think from now on the Cruise ship company and members that are on board should be Charged with anyone that comes up missing! Charge them with kidnapping or something!!! This is crazy.November 6, 2020
I agree! The Captain is the law at sea and everyone should’ve been kept aboard.Local police and private eyes should have searched on the island .The band member and other suspicious crew members should’ve been investigated. I will be praying for her escape.March 29, 2021
Absolutely.June 11, 2021
I completely agree with jay yow! When the navy member saw her at a brothel why didn’t he help her? Why weren’t the cruise ship members pressed harder during questioning? Why wasn’t this case taken seriously??? Something is not right…..November 13, 2020
SADLY, The navy member thought he would get in trouble for being in a Brothel so he waited TOO long to come forward.November 20, 2020
Basically because he’s a piece of s***. Every woman in that brothel was most likely there against their will and he could have helped them all. He should be in a lot of trouble now because he did nothing. That pisses me off. A child goes things so they don’t get in trouble. You’re an adult. You can save a whole life and you choose not to so you don’t get in trouble.April 25, 2021
What a BIG f’in loser!!! Isn’t one of the military’s responsibilities to serve AND PROTECT? This guy should be castrated!! I guess you can assume that some people aren’t in the service to help. 😔😔 Yah, he probably would have been kicked out for being in a brothel (like he’s the only one??) but he could have gone from be a total scumbag loser to a much needed HERO!!!! I hope he gets crabs and his balls fall off. Goes to prove that shit is everywhere!! I pray Amy will be found along with all the other millions of people and animals that are taken against their will and having something heinous done to them just as I write this😥😥😥Judgement will come for ALL!!! You might appear to be a sweet and humble person but……you CANNOT fool GOD.November 13, 2021
Wow, how utterly tragic – I have just seen Amy’s disappearance on ‘Cruise Ship …’ I am absolutely speechless!! I cannot believe HOW or WHY more was not done to find her and shame on anyone that has withheld or delayed information on finding her!!! Hopefully, she is still with us but she desperately needs her family to help her through ALL the traumas she has suffered – tragically her whole family is broken in different ways but finding Amy will help them ALL and by having HER HOME will help one and all. PLEASE IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION come forward 🤞🤞🤞November 14, 2020
Has De Phil ever done a segment on Amy? Prayers for guidance and wisdom to find Amy and punish those responsible. ❤️🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼April 22, 2021
I think it’s the same reason with a woman in a toilet stall in Barbados, who also sighted her in 2005. Basically, you’re in a completely foreign and potentially dangerous environment, who knows what could happened if you’re unnecessarily make yourself interfered against those brothel mafias, even if you’re a Navy member. Please be sensible about it, It’s best to just informed authorities. But I agree with you, something really fishy has been happening under the curtains.November 15, 2020
This story is one of many heartbreaking..November 16, 2020
It makes me livid to know that sex trafficking is real..I been on cruise ships and its difficult for people not to see you not to mention cameras…that cruise ship was working with the traffickers and also the city…its big dollars. Unfortunately they kill off the victims after the girls aren’t bringing in money and her being 46 does not look good on the situation. I do wish the family luck on some type of closure. And slow death to the people responsible..
Parts of this dont ring true. If somebody used her pictures from the boat they wouldnt delete all the pictures. Also most cruise ships have multiple cctv cameras so how come nothing was seen. Its strange that she didnt want to go on the trip and the last person to see her alive was her dad. makes me think she could have been thrown off the boat but then maybe she did comit suicide or had an accident after all you can never tell whats in someones mind. I find it scetchy as hell that all these people claimed to have seen her in distress but not one called the policeNovember 17, 2020
And today was the first time I had heard the story of Amy, I don’t always watch crime stories, because like this story you can’t stop thinking of this young girl that went missing since 1998, my heart goes out to the family and of course Amy. I couldn’t imagine the sorrow , the worrying that the family has been going through all these years. And yes so many things could of been done better, but the most important thing is that the family find Amy, I agree with a lot of the comments why weren’t things done differently.December 21, 2020
And to Amy’s family your in my thoughts and prayers. Very sad story.
Must have gone overboard….last seen on the deck…no evidence she left the room. They have cameras on ships . Could have went overboard hours before missingJanuary 4, 2021
Harland J Gibbs Jr.
This is so Heart wrenching. All the new evidence that keeps coming to surface leads us to believe what we’ve all felt.. Amy was kidnapped.. When I first went to Aruba w my wife we were warned in USA ( our Country) certain places to NOT VISIT. CARACAS was # 1 place to NOT bring American women. ALL over Caribbean women are kidnapped Specifically AMERICAN WOMEN. My sister Joyce was kidnapped and murdered, not over there but here in Texas near Mexico Border. Which is controlled by Drug Cartels .. Cartels do same in Carribean. The Ignorant Naval Officer should have been stripped of his authority ,, when he had a chance to be to be a Hero, he’s an Fricking Zero. I studied ,6th senses, AMY LYNN BRADLEY had/has these feelings Before going on the trip it was revealed.. PEOPLE PLEASE PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR 6TH SENSE. I PRAY daily for all kidnapped/abused women. These ships are known for Lawlessness. STAY AWAY FROM ANY CRUISE GOING INTO INTERNATIONAL WATERS. NO LAWS PROTECT YOU.January 18, 2021
What about the local police and Interpol. Don’t the FBI and the US law and enforcement people go there and do something.February 27, 2021
I pray that the poor soul will be saved from her torment and her family from their pain. I just watched this documentary on TV.
Lisa A Porter
I believe that she was snuck off read a report that said 2 girls saw her with yellow at 6am as ship was docking he handed her a coffee (drugged) I believe the waiters that told her parents they wanted to take her to Carlos and Charlie’s in aruba helped get her off board thru crew passage adds up with report of man that swears he saw her with yellow in curacao later but no sightings in a long time probably means she’s deceased now as she got older replaced with youngerMarch 2, 2021
Strange how she is with yellow just before docking, all planned, they probably hid her in a case as she would not of got off the ship without her I’d, shame she didn’t stay in the cabin, feel so sorry for the familyMarch 10, 2021
This is awful! You can’t tell me that the FBI/CIA or any other agency couldn’t find out who owned the brother and where it “relocated” after the fire. They don’t just go out of business. What’s bad is now that it’s been made public she begged the Navy officer for help, the brothel won’t keep her in fear of being prosecuted. I want to know if they polygraphed any of the potential witnesses including the officer to determine if they wereMarch 20, 2021
telling the truth.. There should be a “lockdown” law that prohibits ANYONE from leaving a ship when someone goes missing for at least 48hours so that there is time to get the FBI on board with their dogs to search before ANYONE, staff and guests, has a chance to leave the ship..
Robin K Smith
She fell off the balcony of the ship! She had been drinking and up all night. She could easily lose her balance and fall overboard. And why would anyone go to all of the trouble and complications of kidnapping a woman off a ship when there are dozens of islands full of girls and young women, partying, letting down their guard, in an unfamiliar place, vulnerable, gullible and open to risky situations? Her family were clutching at straws, hoping against hope that she would still be alive, even if in a brothel.April 17, 2021
I just want to cry….what a wicked wicked world …June 5, 2021
To think what she has gone through in 20 plus years..
Lord have mercy on us….
So many things here.. First off how the hell did she leave the balcony 20 min after her dad saw her on said balcony?!?!.. She did NOT.jump or get thrown off!.. She was seen in an elevator then in the disco with this lying bass player!. Then seen in the brothel by the navy guy and then in the bathroom by another travelling.person. All in Curacao! She is im Curacao.. She is involved im sex trafficking!. She is still there!… Someone please go get her save her!🙏🙏🙏🙏June 29, 2021
Yes, I agree with the statement that a couple of real psychics could find out what happened to her.August 7, 2021
Also, I just saw a documentary called “Sasquatch” which is not about Sasquatchs; but about some
unsolved murders in the late 1990’s. The journalist was David Holthouse. He was outstanding
in solving this crime. Let’s hire him?
She’s long dead unfortunately. I still think it’s highly probable she went overboard in a drunken stupor that same late night/early am. Someone else pointed out that there would be way too much trouble and complication to smuggle someone off the ship against their will. And I agree. However, if she didn’t fall overboard, then the kidnapping/human smuggling angle the next best position to take. Certainly not impossible. If something of that nature happened, being sold in a human sex trafficking ring, then at best her life span wouldn’t have gone much beyond a couple years from the point she went missing. To hold someone against their will like that for that long requires some serious brainwashing and drugging. And you can only carry that out for so long. Maybe she tried to escape so much (supporting some of the eyewitness reports here) that her captors finally had enough and offed her. If she did operate as a sex worker for a more drawn out period of time, she was probably a drug addict and eventually OD’d. Some of the later stories like in 2005 of spotting resemblances of her in a bathroom are more than likely not her. No way could someone last that long in some kind of captivity of the human trafficking natureFebruary 20, 2022
She’s long gone unfortunately. Either she fell overboard in a drunken stupor or she WAS kidnapped and smuggled off the ship to who knows where. If the latter, very unlikely she would have lasted more than a couple years. How long can you hold somebody against their will like that? That would require some major brain washing and drugging. If she were some kind of captive quite probable she was highly resistant and they got fed up and finally offed her in some fashion. IF she did end up a sex worker, very likely she was addicted to drugs and probably eventually OD’d. as for the sightings of her, the ones in the first two years of her disappearance might stand a chance of being authentic, they were pretty fresh at the time but can also be easy cases of mistaken identity. The later sightings….no way. Long shots.February 21, 2022
What does everyone think about the different eyewitness sightings? My thoughts:
1) Taxi Driver that spoke to the family day or two later – Possible but has been discounted on some other sites for various reasons.
2) The Canadian Scuba Diver. He seemed pretty sure he saw Amy only after watching a later tv broadcast on the subject. But claims he recognized all of her tattoos. Really? All of them in pretty distinct places on her body? In that quick of a scene?He appears like a pretty genuine fella but still might be a long shot.
3) The Naval Officer- This is sketchy. Doesn’t report it after fear of being reprimanded for patronizing a brothel? Idk just doesn’ add up in places, but could be authentic>
4) San Francisco 2003 – Wharf sighting – Witnesses report seeing her with two Handlers. Nah…too far fetched. She wouldn’t have lasted that long in captivity against her will.
5) Barbados Dept Store – Nah. Too much time had passed. She wouldn’t have lasted that long, again.
Failed to mention in earlier post, While not impossible, the kidnapping scenarios borderline on unrealistic. I believe she died on the sip, and if not accidental, a lot points to Yellow. Amy appears t have had a bit of a wild, liberal side. She was with Yellow till the wee hours in the am, partying and dancing. Very likely that resulted in an altercation and he flipped and tossed her overboard.February 22, 2022
I agree with TS, mirrors my thoughts on the subject entirely. If I had to bet money she died on the ship, accidental intoxicated fall overboard or an altercation with Yellow belly. He’s the one that needs to be boxed into a corner.April 22, 2022