Finding Madeleine, Five years on

Carol By Carol, 3rd May 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/3k74wf_b/
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Five years on, Madeleine Mc Cann is still missing. Read on to find out more.

Finding Madeleine, Five Years on

Five years ago this week, Madeleine Mc Cann disappeared, apparently snatched from her bed whilst her family were holidaying in Portugal. Her parents were dining nearby with friends, believing their daughter was safe and asleep. It was unbelievable that someone could snatch a child from their bed, and make a getaway with them, but this seems to be what happened.

Of course when the Press got hold of the story, Gerry and Kate were slated for leaving Madeleine in the apartment. Being a mother myself, I know that sometimes we can make the wrong decision. I once had to leave my sick child alone in bed for a short time whilst I went to get him some medication. Luckily for me he was still there when I returned. In the case of the Mc Canns, the restaurant where they dined was very close to the apartment, and no-one would truly expect something like that to happen.

I am sure over the years Gerry and Kate have wished to have that time again, and change what they did. But no-one should condemn them, I am sure many people would have acted in the same way, and over the last five years they have suffered enough

This is what they have done

Over the past five years they have worked tirelessly to try and find their daughter. It is a story that has rocked the world, and their dedication and dignity has been moving to watch, especially when they were, themselves, suspects at one time, which must have been harrowing for them when they were suffering so much anguish at her loss.

As well as that, there is the knowledge that they may never know whether Madeleine is alive or dead. Having lost a daughter myself, I know the disbelief and heartbreak this causes, My beautiful girl can never be found, she is buried in a church yard, so I do have closure, but they have to live in hope that Madeleine is alive, and can be found.

Recently a cab driver from Portugal has come forward to say he is convinced that he took a group of about 4 people with Madeleine in his cab the day after she disappeared. He reported it to the police immediately, but they were so disinterested, they didn’t even bother to take a statement from him. This is typical of the whole investigation in Portugal, they didn’t seem to care, and they didn’t work towards trying to solve the crime, and this is totally unforgivable. The police are there to protect the community whether you live in Portugal or are on holiday should make no difference

The British Press have spoken

The British Press have called for the investigation to be opened again, as it is now five years since that fateful evening. There are so many unanswered questions. Why didn’t the police try to explore all avenues? Why didn’t they listen to, and investigate important information? A photofit has been released , having been compiled with the full co-operation of Gerry and Kate, with a guide of what Madeleine may look like now at the age of nine years. One can only hope that someone may see it and realise she is living near to them.

Like Gerry and Kate ,I keep the faith that Madeleine will be found alive and well. I admire the strength they have shown in the last five years, the united front they present is inspiring. They have suffered enough, and I will say a prayer that their daughter Madeleine can be found, and the family will be complete again
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Abduction, Alive Or Dead, Finding Madeleine, Five Years On, Gerry And Kate, Madeleine Mc Cann, Missing Portugal, Nine Years Old, Parents, Photfit, Police, Press

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I am a proud mother and grandmother, and an author. I have had 4 books published. My hobbies are walking, swimming, and playing badminton.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
4th May 2012 (#)

a heartbreaking story... my prayers and hopes Carol.

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author avatar Carol
4th May 2012 (#)

I hope writing this can help Delicia

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author avatar Buzz
4th May 2012 (#)

So sad! My hopes and prayers too that she can still be found alive and justice served to those responsible for her disappearance.

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author avatar Carol
4th May 2012 (#)

Me too buzz, it's just awful

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author avatar Denise O
4th May 2012 (#)

This really is a heart wrenching story, bless her family. Add my prayers to the list for this couple and their extended family. Nice read Carol. Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar Carol
4th May 2012 (#)

Thank you Denise, I will. x

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author avatar Pradeep Kumar B
4th May 2012 (#)

It is quite distressing for the family when a member just disappeared and there is no clue as to what had happened to him or her. A similar incident occurred near our place when a boy named Rahul went missing some years before. He is yet to be found out.

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author avatar Carol
4th May 2012 (#)

I am sorry to hear about the young boy.

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author avatar The Pencil Minstrel
4th May 2012 (#)

There are no words adequate to express how these kind of stories tear at the heart of a parent who reads them . Could there ever be words conveyed which could give comfort to the parents of those parents whose children have gone missing, or been the victim of those most despicable whom prey upon them. If one is a believer, one must take comfort there is a special place in hell for those who bring harm to children in any manner. My prayers are with this family.

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author avatar Carol
4th May 2012 (#)

Thank you for your kind words.

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author avatar richardpeeej
6th May 2012 (#)

The family live in the same county as myself in the UK Carol. Madeleine is so missed by Kate and Gerry and although I am not a churchgoer I pray too that all will work out well and that Madeleine can be reunited with her parents again....

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author avatar Carol
6th May 2012 (#)

oh that is interesting Richard. Many thanks

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author avatar Manada
23rd Feb 2013 (#)

Pray to God for every child out there kidnapped. love ya families.

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author avatar Spiritual therapy
23rd Feb 2013 (#)

religion

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