When Rebecca Coriam showed up for her last day of work on March 21, 2011 there was no sign that anything was wrong. As a cruise ship attendant on the Disney Wonder, the 24-year-old from England was known for being cheery and friendly.
She sent her parents a message on the computer that morning, telling them she would call later. In fact, that was the last message they would ever get from Rebecca, and they would never get the chance to use the Disneyland Paris tickets Rebecca had purchased for them either.
The cruise ship had just left Los Angeles that day, and was passing by the coast of Mexico early the next morning when Rebecca got a call on her cell phone while she was in the lounge for cruise ship staff. The video footage of her taking the call at 5:45am, and seeming to get upset by what she was told, was the last time anyone saw her alive.
When she didn't show up for her shift the next morning, authorities searched the water for any sign of Rebecca. She was never found, and detectives from the Bahamas (where the ship was registered) began an investigation into her disappearance.
Their investigation left Rebecca's family with 2 questions: what really happened to Rebecca, and what does Disney really know about this case?
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After being upset by her phone call in the ship's employee lounge, it's not clear where Rebecca went next. Investigators say that she went to the private pool reserved for crew members so she could relax. Their theory is that a rogue wave swept over the ship and washed her out to sea.
Their only evidence is a flip flop found at the scene, which they say belonged to Rebecca. The family and other crew members insist it doesn't. Not only is it not Rebecca's style, but it also seems to have the name of another passenger and their cabin number written on it.
A reporter took a cruise on the Disney Wonder to try and uncover what really happened to Rebecca, interviewing crew members who were on the ship that night. They revealed that the crew pool is covered by security cameras, and so is the deck where some people think Rebecca might have slipped into the ocean while jogging.
"Disney knows exactly what happened," one crew member said, "everything here is taped. There's CCTV everywhere. Disney has the tape."
Coriam's parents originally sued Disney for obstructing the investigation into their death, but they later settled out of court with the company. Amateur sleuths are still trying to uncover just where Rebecca went the night she died, but the truth may never be revealed.
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