Family of missing Chester woman Rebecca Coriam ‘in the dark’ after she vanished from the vessel in the Caribbean

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Post by raine1953 on Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:07 pm

THE distressed family of missing cruise ship worker Rebecca Coriam feel they are being left in the dark by officials investigating their daughter’s disappearance.
Rebecca’s uncle John Jennings told the Chronicle they have heard nothing from the police force in the Bahamas since her parents returned from Los Angeles on March 28 after collecting their loved one’s belongings.
Speaking of the moment the family found out that sport-mad Rebecca – known to friends as Bex or Becky – had been reported missing, Mr Jennings said: “When they first found out Bex was missing it wasn’t from the police but from the ship.
“They said she had gone missing – they believed she had gone overboard and was presumed dead.

“They didn’t tell the police, it was just a phone call and it made it even worse.”
Fifteen days have passed since Rebecca, from Guilden Sutton, Chester, was reported missing from the Disney Wonder cruise liner where she worked, but her uncle says the family are still hoping Rebecca, who has family in Flintshire, will be found alive.
He said: “Rebecca is a massive swimmer, if she could have swam she could be on the shore. If they haven’t searched the shorelines she could be still there, that is what is going on in our minds.
“Someone has said she could have jumped – this is nonsense, she would have never done such a thing. She was a sensible kid, she loved her life and was living the dream on board that ship.”
Mr Jennings said Rebecca’s parents Ann and Michael have seen CCTV footage of what is believed to be the 24-year-old’s last phone call, but they are still totally unaware of what was said.
The Bahamas Police Force, who are only conducting the investigation because the ship flies their flag, have not informed the family if the youth worker returned to her shared cabin before she went missing.
“We know who she spoke to but we don’t know what was said during the call. The authorities won’t let us know,” said Mr Jennings.
“Ann and Michael wanted to bring the video back for Bex’s sister Rachael to see, but it belongs to the ship and they couldn’t release it.
“That was the last time anyone had seen her. Can you imagine, wouldn’t you want to be able to keep that?”
Rebecca’s parents were flown to America to collect their daughter’s belongings, returning to Chester with the picture which hung in her cabin as a close reminder of home – but with no news of her whereabouts.
Mr Jennings said the search for his niece stopped five days ago, but he believes more could still be done to find her.
“All of the passengers went home, they should have all been questioned,” he said.
“When they announced there had been no foul play, I don’t understand how they got to that result so fast. We hadn’t been told.
“I found out on the radio and when I saw Michael and Ann I told them the news. That is unforgivable.
“We are just sitting here feeling helpless, we feel that vital days have gone by. We are in the dark.”
Mr Jennings said the worst thing is not knowing what has happened to Rebecca, a former Chester Catholic High School student.
“We have nothing, we do not know if she is dead or alive,” he said.
“It is the worst thing that can ever happen to anybody.
“I feel that she is going to get forgotten. I want to keep it alive. Someone knows something – someone on that huge ship has seen something.”
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Post by Guest on Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:16 pm

crying My heart broke for them reading about their Daughter. LE should tell the family something. Like sorry we believe this is what happened based on the witnesses we talked to.....something. Good Grief I would be out of my mind not knowing what happened to my daughter at sea.
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Post by raine1953 on Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:22 pm

'We've got to find out what happened': Parents' desperation over missing Disney cruise girl

The parents of a 24-year-old cruise ship worker who vanished from the vessel in the Caribbean said they 'had to find out what has happened' to their daughter.
Their desperate plea for information came as it emerged their daughter made a phone call to a friend from the ship shortly before being reported missing.
Rebecca Coriam was last seen on board the £580 million Disney Wonder last Monday night, 24 hours after it set sail from Los Angeles for a week-long cruise along the Mexican Riviera.

Rebecca Coriam's mother Ann said she 'had to find out what happened' to her 24-year-old daughter

Officials on board told her parents Michael and Ann Coriam that their daughter had made a phone call from the ship shortly before being reported missing
She was reported missing when she failed to report for a shift.
Passengers were told to keep an eye out for the ship worker whilst staff combed the vessel looking for her.
Her parents travelled from their home in Chester to Los Angeles after learning their daughter had disappeared and last night spoke of their agony as they worked with investigators in San Pedro, where the ship had docked, to piece together what happened.
Her mother Ann Coriam told KABC-TV: 'We just don't know what happened to her, do we? And that's just the worst.
'We've got to find out what happened.'
'It's just very, very painful, and the thought of not seeing her again, I don't know. It's frightening to think about it, really,' her father Michael Coriam added.

Agony: Michael and Ann Coriam boarded the ship yesterday to speak with investigators and collect their daughter's belongings
Her cousin Trish Davies said officials on board told the family that Miss Coriam, who had worked for the cruise line since last summer in its youth services department, made a phone call from the ship shortly before being reported missing.
She said: 'They say they know what the conversation was but they're not telling us.

'They say they've got to wait for the investigation.'
It was not immediately clear what new information, if any, investigators gave the family yesterday. The ship left for its next tour of Mexico on last night.

Rebecca Coriam, 24, was last seen aboard the Disney Wonder on Monday
Disney Cruise Line representatives issued a statement, pledging to assist all of the appropriate authorities, and saying they have searched the entire ship multiple times, most recently on Saturday.
'We have been doing everything possible to find Rebecca Coriam,' Christi Erwin Donnan, a spokeswoman for Disney, said. 'Rebecca's disappearance has been difficult for everyone at Disney Cruise Line. We've been in close contact with the Coriam family, and we're assisting them in any way we can.'
Returning passengers said they were told during the cruise Miss Coriam was missing, and were asked to keep an eye out for her.
'They announced it over the airwaves and they said that there was a missing crew member, can you please help look for the person,' passenger Ron Uyen told KCBS-TV after getting off the Wonder. 'It was scary. You watch your kids a little closer.'
Another passenger, Suzanne Lopez, told the TV station 'later they announced again that they were not able to locate her. They were really good about keeping us up to date, everybody was really worried.'
Because the Disney Wonder is registered in the Bahamas, police there were handling the investigation. The Mexican Navy and the U.S. Coast Guard also were involved.
Miss Coriam's sister Rachael told of the family’s heartbreak at her disappearance this weekend.
She paid tribute to her ‘sporty and fun-loving’ sister, and said she loved her job on the ship as a youth activities worker.
Her family says she could not have fallen off the ship accidentally and believe ‘something bad’ must have happened to her.
However, on a website, one crew member reported seeing Rebecca ‘jump overboard at 3am’. The claim could not be verified.
Hotel worker Rachael, from Guilden Sutton, Cheshire, told The Mail on Sunday this weekendt: ‘Bex is a very fun-loving, outgoing, sporty person who loves her job out on the cruise ship. All her family and friends at home miss and love her so much and just want her home safe.’
Graduate Miss Coriam, who had studied sports science, had worked on board the ship for a year. Her Facebook page lists her interests as track cycling, running, Liverpool Football Club and – poignantly – ‘life’.
Puerto Vallarta: The Disney Wonder was three days into a seven-day Mexican Riviera cruise when the worker disappeared
The source said: ‘She went missing before the ship had docked at the first port of call, Cabo San Lucas. At the moment there are three possibilities – that she accidentally fell overboard; that foul play is involved; or that she voluntarily went overboard.’
Rebecca’s uncle, John Jennings, said the family had contacted their local MP, Stephen Mosley, because they felt the authorities were not doing enough.
Mr Jennings said: ‘We believe something bad happened to her.
‘Becky just wouldn’t disappear. People are saying she has gone overboard but I don’t believe that.
‘Something bad has happened to her and we want something done about it.’
Mr Jennings said Rebecca’s parents, Michael and Ann, were ‘absolutely devastated’.
The couple have flown to Los Angeles to meet the ship.
Mr Jennings said: ‘Mike said he was just lying on the bed in his hotel room unable to sleep.
‘We cannot understand what has happened to Becky.’
Disney Wonder was launched in 1999 and accommodates more than 3,000 passengers and crew.
Rena Langley, a spokeswoman for Disney Cruise Line, said: ‘We are doing everything possible to assist with the search effort and investigation. We are very concerned about this situation.
‘We have spoken to the crew member’s colleagues to gather as much information as possible. It is certainly a possibility she went overboard.’
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1370191/British-cruise-ship-worker-Rebecca-Coriam-vanishes-Disney-Wonder-near-Mexico.html#ixzz1Iz4M76rP
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Rebecca Coriam, 24, was last seen aboard the Disney Wonder on Monday


Rebecca Coriam's mother Ann said she 'had to find out what happened' to her 24-year-old daughter


Officials on board told her parents Michael and Ann Coriam that their daughter had made a phone call from the ship shortly before being reported missing

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Post by charminglane on Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:16 pm

It does not appear to me that super rich Disney is doing much to find one of their own.
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