Finding Madeleine, Five years on
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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