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Family of student tourist who died during ‘gap year’ Cambodia trip find social media photos of her drowned body: Report

Amelia Bambridge’s brother says their 11-year-old nephew saw a photo of the 21-year-old’s body that had been posted to Instagram

The family of Amelia Bambridge, who was found dead in waters off the coast of Cambodia, was horrified to find images of the 21-year-old’s dead body on social media.

Sky News reports that a photo of Bambridge’s arm, covered in sand, following the recovery of her body last week was shared on Instagram and Facebook. Amelia’s brother Harry Bambridge reportedly said that his 11-year-old nephew had seen the image, and said he was “disgusted” that the photo was allowed to circulate, according to the report.

Bambridge re-shared a Facebook post from another user, whose relationship to the family is not known, condemning the social media platforms and an Instagram “influencer” who he indicated first shared the photo.

“Instagram, you make me sick that you even allowed such pictures to be published and shared,” the original poster wrote in an expletive-filled message.

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According to Yahoo News UK, the influencer who shared a photo of Bambridge’s body us based in the United States and has 1.9 million followers. The news outlet reports that Facebook, which owns Instagram, has “taken action” to have the original post removed.

Citing law enforcement officials, BBC reports that a post-mortem examination found Bambridge died from accidental drowning. There are conflicting reports about the distance her body was found from the Cambodian island of Koh Rong, where she had last been seen at a beach party over a week before she was found dead. Different reports cite anywhere between 30 and 60 miles from the beach where she was last seen.

According to the report, authorities said Bambridge’s death was “not related with any other crime at all.”

As Metro reports, six men were detained and questioned in connection with Bambridge’s disappearance; all have since been released without charges.

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