MP calls for investigation into cruise ship worker disappearance

MP calls for investigation into cruise ship worker disappearance

An MP has called for the loss of a British cruise ship worker four years ago to be investigated by UK authorities.

Rebecca Coriam, 24, from Chester, is believed to have fallen overboard from the Disney Cruise Line ship Disney Wonder near Mexico but her body has never been found.

Labour MP Chris Matheson said he fears she was murdered and has called for an inquiry, the BBC reported.

The disappearance was investigated by authorities in the Bahamas where the vessel was registered.

She was last seen alive on March 21, 2011 on board the ship where she worked as a child minder.

Her credit card, which was not found among her personal effects, was used after she vanished.

City of Chester MP Chris Matheson said: "I believe there's sufficient evidence to indicate a crime may well have taken place.

"Whatever the circumstance, there's an obligation to investigate. My worst fear is Rebecca Coriam was murdered."

He said it was a "real possibility" she had been killed and the case had not been properly investigated.

Matheson added: "Now is the time for that investigation to take place."

Information collated in the police report from the Bahamas has been shared with the UK authorities, but not with Rebecca's family.

Additionally, the family has been unable to hold an inquest or a funeral as her remains have not been recovered.

Disney has declined to comment on the case.

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