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Was 'drowned' backpacker raped and murdered? Police reopen investigation into death of Amelia Bambridge whose body was found floating in the sea off Cambodia after date rape drug is found in her system
Amelia, from Sussex, went missing while backpacking in Asia in October 2019
Her body was found in sea a week later and authorities ruled she had drowned
After having her remains shipped home, family requested toxicology reports
Tests showed 21-year-old had GHB, ecstasy and hallucinogen MDA in her system
Mother Linda Schultes requested Cambodian authorities reopen investigation
By Tom Pyman For Mailonline
Published: 16:26 GMT, 8 January 2021 | Updated: 09:59 GMT, 9 January 2021
Cambodian police could reopen the case of British backpacker Amelia Bambridge after tests showed the date rape drug GHB was in her system when she died.
Amelia 21, from Sussex, was found floating at sea in October 2019 and an inquest later determined her cause of death as 'accidental drowning'.
But a bombshell toxicology report made public last month found traces of the drug in her system when she drowned in the sea off Cambodia, sparking fears her drinks were spiked.
If the British Government formally requests a review, officers in the Asian country say they will revisit the tragic case.
Cambodian police could reopen the case of British backpacker Amelia Bambridge (pictured) after tests showed the date rape drug
Toxicology tests carried out on the remains of British backpacker Amelia Bambridge revealed she had drugs in her system when she died sparking fears her drinks were spiked
MDMA - commonly known as ecstasy - and the hallucinogenic drug MDA were also found in her body but Amelia's mother Linda Schultes, 53, says she would never have taken these willingly.
Instead, Linda believes her daughter was 'spiked' while partying on Police Beach on the Cambodian island of Koh Rong and passed out before she was swept out to sea.
The mother suspects there has been a 'cover up' and believes the culprit who allegedly spiked Amelia is still at large, accusing local cops of bungling the original probe.
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