Case 59

Amy Lynn Bradley

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In the autumn of 1998, 23-year-old Amy Lynn Bradley was told by her parents that they had been gifted a Caribbean cruise. Amy wasn’t excited by the news like they were, she had only just moved into her own apartment after graduating from her degree in Physical Education, and she was about to start a new job.

She was busy. But more than that, the idea of a cruise across the sea gave her the creeps. She didn’t really want to go. She would be just as happy settling into her new place, which was nearby her parents and brother’s home in Chesterfield, Virginia.

Amy was really close with her younger brother Brad who was 21, and he and their parents—Iva and Ron—were eventually able to talk Amy into joining them.

Ron had been given the trip by the insurance agency he worked for, and he believed it was a great chance to spend some quality time together. Seven days of sunshine, cruising the Caribbean, cocktails and endless sunsets, it wasn’t long before Amy thought perhaps a cruise wouldn’t be so bad after all.

It was starting to sound like the trip of a lifetime…

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Our episodes deal with serious and often distressing incidents. If you feel at anytime you need support, please contact your local crisis centre. Some suggestions for confidential support for men women and children:

 

AUSTRALIA:

Lifeline Crisis Support: 13 11 14

Beyond Blue: Depression and anxiety support: 1300 22 46 36

Rape & Domestic Violence Services: 1800 737 732

Men's Line: 1300 78 99 78

Headspace: Youth Mental Health Foundation: see headspace.org.au for your local centre

 

USA:

Distress &  Lifeline: 1800 273 8255

Crisis Text Line: text HOME to 741 741

Domestic Violence Helpline: 1800 799 7233

Victim Connect: support for victims of crime: 855 484 2846

 

UK:

Mind: mental health support: 0300 123 3393

SANE: mental health support: 0300 304 7000

Samaritans support network: 116 123

National Stalking Helpline: 0808 802 0300

 

CANADA:

For a list of Canadian crisis centres: https://thelifelinecanada.ca/help/call/

 

NEW ZEALAND:

Lifeline: 0800 543354

Depression Helpline: 0800 111 757 (Text 4202)

CREDITS

 

NARRATION:

Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host

 

EPISODE:

Episode researched and written by Anna Priestland

 

MUSIC:

‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com

All other music and audio clean up performed by Mike Migas 

 

OTHER:

Logo design by Paulina Szymanska

 

RESOURCES

 

BOOKS:

Last Resorts: The Cost of Tourism in the Caribbean – Polly Pattullo

 

VIDEOS:

Lost at Sea – SBS Dateline

Vanished series:

– Amy Bradley (Part 1)

– Amy Bradley (Part 2)

– Amy Bradley (Part 3)

– Amy Bradley (Part 4)

– Amy Bradley (Part 5)

 

ARTICLES:

For Missing Woman’s Family, No Answers – The New York Times

Amy Bradley, 23 – People

Missing Amy Lynn Bradley – Amybradley.net

Amy Lynn Bradley – International Cruise Victims

Amy Bradley is missing – Chris Fenwick blog

Update: Amy Lynn Bradley – Reddit

Con Man Dupes Family in Hunt for Daughter – ABC News

Jawbone rekindles cruise ship mystery – CNN

Cruise Industry Overview – 2017 – Florida–Carribean Cruise Association

Turning up the volume   International Cruise Victim Association

President Obama signs Cruise Vessel Security and Safety Act of 2010 into law– Lexology

Coast Guard Investigative Service

A Qualitative Study of Victimization and Legal Issues Relevant to Cruise Ships – Cruise Research

Crimes at sea: the dark side of cruise ships – The Sydney Morning Herald

Amy Bradley – Unsolved.com

Sex Tourism And Trafficking In The Dutch Caribbean – Curaçao Chronicle

Family Remains Focused – The Disappearance of Robyn Gardner – Missing Media Solutions

 

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In the autumn of 1998, 23-year-old Amy Lynn Bradley was told by her parents that they had been gifted a Caribbean cruise. Amy wasn’t excited by the news like they were, she had only just moved into her own apartment after graduating from her degree in Physical Education, and she was about to start a new job.

She was busy. But more than that, the idea of a cruise across the sea gave her the creeps. She didn’t really want to go. She would be just as happy settling into her new place, which was nearby her parents and brother’s home in Chesterfield, Virginia.

Amy was really close with her younger brother Brad who was 21, and he and their parents—Iva and Ron—were eventually able to talk Amy into joining them.

Ron had been given the trip by the insurance agency he worked for, and he believed it was a great chance to spend some quality time together. Seven days of sunshine, cruising the Caribbean, cocktails and endless sunsets, it wasn’t long before Amy thought perhaps a cruise wouldn’t be so bad after all.

It was starting to sound like the trip of a lifetime…

______

Our episodes deal with serious and often distressing incidents. If you feel at anytime you need support, please contact your local crisis centre. Some suggestions for confidential support for men women and children:

 

AUSTRALIA:

Lifeline Crisis Support: 13 11 14

Beyond Blue: Depression and anxiety support: 1300 22 46 36

Rape & Domestic Violence Services: 1800 737 732

Men's Line:  1300 78 99 78

Headspace: Youth Mental Health Foundation: see headspace.org.au for your local centre

 

USA:

Distress &  Lifeline: 1800 273 8255

Crisis Text Line: text HOME to 741 741

Domestic Violence Helpline: 1800 799 7233

Victim Connect: support for victims of crime: 855 484 2846

 

UK:

Mind: mental health support: 0300 123 3393

SANE: mental health support: 0300 304 7000

Samaritans support network: 116 123

National Stalking Helpline: 0808 802 0300

 

CANADA:

For a list of Canadian crisis centres: https://thelifelinecanada.ca/help/call

 

NEW ZEALAND:

Lifeline: 0800 543354

Depression Helpline: 0800 111 757 (Text 4202)

CREDITS

NARRATION:

Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host

 

EPISODE:

Episode researched and written by Anna Priestland

 

MUSIC:

‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com

All other music and audio clean up performed by Mike Migas 

 

OTHER:

Logo design by Paulina Szymanska

 

RESOURCES

BOOKS:

Last Resorts: The Cost of Tourism in the Caribbean – Polly Pattullo

 

VIDEOS:

Lost at Sea – SBS Dateline

Vanished series:

– Amy Bradley (Part 1)

– Amy Bradley (Part 2)

– Amy Bradley (Part 3)

– Amy Bradley (Part 4)

– Amy Bradley (Part 5)

 

ARTICLES:

For Missing Woman’s Family, No Answers – The New York Times

Amy Bradley, 23 – People

Missing Amy Lynn Bradley – Amybradley.net

Amy Lynn Bradley – International Cruise Victims

Amy Bradley is missing – Chris Fenwick blog

Update: Amy Lynn Bradley – Reddit

Con Man Dupes Family in Hunt for Daughter – ABC News

Jawbone rekindles cruise ship mystery – CNN

Cruise Industry Overview – 2017 – Florida–Carribean Cruise Association

Turning up the volume   International Cruise Victim Association

President Obama signs Cruise Vessel Security and Safety Act of 2010 into law– Lexology

Coast Guard Investigative Service

A Qualitative Study of Victimization and Legal Issues Relevant to Cruise Ships – Cruise Research

Crimes at sea: the dark side of cruise ships – The Sydney Morning Herald

Amy Bradley – Unsolved.com

Sex Tourism And Trafficking In The Dutch Caribbean – Curaçao Chronicle

Family Remains Focused – The Disappearance of Robyn Gardner – Missing Media Solutions

 

THIS EPISODE’S SPONSORS

 

Audible – Free 30-day trial & free audiobook

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