THE PARENTS of a woman who disappeared on a Caribbean cruise are offering a new reward to mark her 50th birthday.

The American family were left heartbroken when their 23-year-old daughter vanished before reaching their next port, Curacao.

Amy was only 23 at the time, and had distinctively short brown hair

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Amy was only 23 at the time, and had distinctively short brown hair
The family of Amy Lynn Bradley are convinced this picture is their daughter - potentially held hostage as a sex slave

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The family of Amy Lynn Bradley are convinced this picture is their daughter – potentially held hostage as a sex slave

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A huge reward of £19,706 ($25,000) is up for grabs on Amy Lynne Bradley’s birthday for anyone who has information on the trained lifeguard’s disappearance.  

On March 21, 1998, the young woman boarded the Rhapsody of the Seas cruise ship with mum Iva, dad Ron, and brother Bradley.

The journey started in the tropical paradise of Puerto Rico, first stopping in Aruba, before taking a sinister turn just three days later.

Amy was last sighted asleep in the early hours of the morning on March 24, after partying in the ship’s club.

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At 5.30am, she was spotted asleep on a chair in her private balcony but just half an hour later, dad Ron struggled to locate her.

The Royal Caribbean crew searched every inch of the vessel, but Amy was nowhere to be found despite having a host of distinctive tattoos.

These include the Tasmanian Devil from Looney Tunes, a Chinese symbol, a sun, a gecko, and a belly button piercing.

Despite her disappearance, the vessel continued its journey to St. Martin, and then travelled to St. Thomas, in the US Virgin Islands.

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It later returned to San Juan on 28 March, 1998.

But seven years later in 2005, the Bradleys had received a chilling tip-off – images which indicated that Amy may have been sex trafficked.

The haunting images, publicly revealed on Dr Phil, showed a woman strongly resembling the 23-year-old, scantily-clad and posing uncomfortably in lingerie.

The internet archive has a cached version of the images being promoted on a defunct website advertising adult holidays in the Caribbean.

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It identified the woman as “Jas” – and includes two pictures of a woman with long black hair.

However, the leads came to nothing and the desperate family are now offering a $25,000 reward for help with the cold case.

A video also shows the last known images of Bradley and her brother at a disco.

“We get up every single day with the thought that maybe today, we’ll find Amy,” said Iva Bradley, her mother, in the clip.

The Petersburg, Virginia native weighed around 120lbs at the time she went missing, was 5’6, had short brown hair and green eyes.

American authorities are asking anyone with leads on the case to come forward with answers for a staggering $25,000.

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Age-progressed images have been created to help show the public what she may look like today, aged 50.

People with information are instructed to contact their local FBI office, nearest American Embassy or Consulate.

AI images show what she may look like now, aged 50

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AI images show what she may look like now, aged 50
The Ocean Liner Rhapsody of the Seas continued its voyage after Amy's disappearance

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The Ocean Liner Rhapsody of the Seas continued its voyage after Amy’s disappearanceCredit: Getty
The pictures shared by the FBI include one which shows her with shorter hair

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The pictures shared by the FBI include one which shows her with shorter hair
Here Amy is seen with her loving family who are still searching for her

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Here Amy is seen with her loving family who are still searching for her

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