Body of missing British backpacker found at sea off Cambodia

The brother of a British backpacker who went missing in Cambodia has confirmed her body was found at sea.

"I have had the most horrific confirmation that my sister Amelia Bambridge was found and she is no longer with us", her sister, Sharon Schultz shared.

Amelia attended a party at Police Beach on Wednesday, where she was last seen early on Thursday morning.

Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Amelia during this heartbreaking time. The body was identified as that of Miss Bambridge based on her Western appearance, a tattoo on her body and the clothes she was wearing on the night she was last seen.

"'Now we have to get our Amelia back home to England so we can lay her handsome soul to rest and to remember the wonderful life she lived".

A police dog team leaves to continue the search for missing British tourist Amelia Bambridge on Koh Rong island in Sihanoukville province on October 31, 2019.

Amelia set off on her trip on September 27, when she flew to Vietnam, her family said.

Koh Rong is a small island some 130 miles from Cambodian's capital Phnom Penh.

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The discovery brings to an end a desperate search involving more than 100 members of the police, army, navy and Ms Bambridge's relatives.

The BBC previously reported that about 150 volunteers including divers, navy personnel, and visitors assisted the Cambodian police in searches.

"Now we have to get our Amelia back home to England so we can lay her lovely soul to rest and to remember the wonderful life she lived".

She was discovered missing later that day after she failed to check out of her hostel as planned, the outlet reports.

Volunteers joined almost 150 police officers and military personnel in searching for her on land and sea.

Chamroeun, the Preah Sihanouk provincial governor, said that while Bambridge's backpack being placed tidily on a rock close to the sea suggested she had drowned, an autopsy must be carried out to establish the exact cause of death.

Six men who worked in the area were questioned about her disappearance but all were released without charge.

  • Sonia Alvarado