Cambodian Authorities: British Tourist Drowned

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Cambodian officials concluded that the British tourist who went missing on Koh Rong island last week and whose body was found on Thursday had drowned.

Authorities found the 21-year old Amelia Bambridge’s body at sea on Thursday afternoon near the Thai border. She had last been seen at a beach party at 3 a.m. on October 24.

The National Police’s scientific department chief Muong Sothea told VOD on Friday that his working group had conducted a forensic autopsy with involvement from British Embassy officials, a surgical team and the victim’s parents.

He said the autopsy showed that Bambridge had drowned and not been a victim of a crime. “No criminal case happened. The reason of her death is drowning,” he said. “The body may be sent to Phnom Penh for cremation.”

He added that her parents had accepted the results of the investigation.

(Translated and edited from the original article on VOD Khmer)

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