Body of missing British backpacker Amelia Bambridge found at sea off Cambodia

Photo: About 150 police and volunteers searched the jungle-covered Cambodian island of Koh Rong for Amelia Bambridge.

It was found near another island, Koh Chhlam, close to Cambodia’s maritime border with Thailand.

Deputy Navy Commander Tea Sokha said authorities were tipped off to the body by fishermen who saw it.

He said it was then identified as Ms Bambridge’s on the basis of its Western appearance and especially because of the clothing and tattoos, both of which matched photos of the woman taken on the night she disappeared.

Photo: Amelia Bambridge’s purse was found on a beach with her mobile phone and watch still inside.

About 150 police, divers and volunteers searched for Ms Bambridge after she went missing.

Police had been investigating the possibility of foul play, and authorities had alerted fishermen at sea to help.

Ms Bambridge had been posting photos online until 3:23 am (local time of the night she went missing.