The case of missing Disney cruise worker Rebecca Coriam has taken an unexpected turn, after the Bahamian police released notes about her case this week.
Coriam went missing from the Disney Wonder cruise ship in March 2011. Disney officials explained to Mike and Ann Coriam, Rebecca’s parents, that the 24-year-old had likely been swept off of the ship by a so-called freak wave. But, the Coriams found the explanation extremely implausible.
In the intervening years, the Coriams have continued to fight for more information about what happened to their daughter, even going so far as to hire private investigators and getting British lawmakers involved in the case. Recently, the Coriams indicated that they believed their daughter had been the victim of a sexual assault and subsequently thrown from the ship, perhaps by a male crew member.
Published reports indicate that at least two of Rebecca’s friends had informed the Coriams that, before her disappearance, Rebecca had feared she may be the target of sexual assault by one of her coworkers.
Now, newly published notes from the investigation into Coriam’s disappearance have shed additional light on the case. According to documents from Bahamian police, Rebecca was reportedly engaged in a sexual relationship with a male crew member and an unidentified woman shortly before her disappearance.
The Bahamian police investigation into the disappearance ultimately concluded that it occurred under circumstances that were ‘not suspicious’. Despite the findings, the Coriams continue to fight to learn the truth about their daughter’s disappearance.