Mar 31 2011 by Chronicle reporter
THE family of Chester woman Rebecca Coriam who went missing from a cruise ship on the coast of Mexico are demanding answers into her disappearance
Michael and Ann Coriam, of Guilden Sutton, said ‘their world had crumbled’ following the news that their daughter went missing while aboard the Disney Wonder last week.
The 24-year-old was last seen on Monday, March 21. She failed to report for her scheduled shift the following day.
Rebecca’s parents were too upset to speak but released a short statement which said: “We have just flown back from Los Angeles after our world crumbled. We are very tired, drained and emotional. We wish to be with our family and friends.”
Speaking to The Chronicle Rebecca’s uncle, John Jennings, said: “If anyone knows anything please get in touch, someone somewhere on that ship must know what happened.”
Michael and Ann flew out to the United States last week, with Rebecca’s cousin, Trish Davies, as concerns grew for their daughter.
They returned to the UK on Monday (March 28) feeling that they were no closer to answers over the mystery of their daughter’s disappearance.
And cousin Kerry Gaffney has been using the social networking website Twitter in a desperate bid for information on Rebecca’s whereabouts.
Her post read: “My cousin, Rebecca Coriam, is missing and Disney is not as helpful as it makes out. Please help put the pressure on them.”
Another post said the family are getting conflicting reports about what was seen and what went on.
Speaking to The Chronicle, Mr Jennings, said: “I have never known anyone as popular as Rebecca. Her Facebook wall has been flooded with messages and we have had so many supportive calls.
“Ann and Michael are asking that the media leave them in peace. You can imagine what they have gone through.”
Rebecca was employed as a youth worker on the vessel which left Los Angeles last weekend for a week-long cruise.