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There may be a resolution in the missing Madeleine case...

post #1 of 21
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They haven't found her yet, but police received an anonymous letter telling them where she was buried. Normally I'd think it's just a hoax, but apparantly the police have received two other anonymous letters in the past telling them the whereabouts of missing children, and the children did turn up where the letters said.


http://edition.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/eu...ann/index.html
post #2 of 21
I saw this on the news this morning. The more i've watched and read whats been said because it's on the news every day here, i really don't think she's been kidnapped
post #3 of 21
Susan, what do you think happened?

I am not familiar with that story....but I do so hope her family can get some closure, one way or another.
post #4 of 21
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Susan, what do you think happened?

I am not familiar with that story....but I do so hope her family can get some closure, one way or another.
Here is the link to the original thread about her
http://www.thecatsite.com/forums/sho...ight=poor+girl

It's a sad story but some things are a bit strange, like why the children were left alone when there was a baby sitting service available.
post #5 of 21
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Susan, what do you think happened?
I think she's been murdered Like Anne said theres some things that seem strange. A lot of people, including myself wondered why they left their children in the apartment even though they were just across the way having dinner. Then it came out days later how they along with others on the complex saw someone trying shutters one day on some apartments.

I know everyones different on how they handle things, but this couple are smiling way too much for me now.
post #6 of 21
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I think she's been murdered Like Anne said theres some things that seem strange. A lot of people, including myself wondered why they left their children in the apartment even though they were just across the way having dinner. Then it came out days later how they along with others on the complex saw someone trying shutters one day on some apartments.

I know everyones different on how they handle things, but this couple are smiling way too much for me now.
They way they have been treated by the media is odd as well, I feel that if they had been a family from a poor background they would have had the other children taken into care and possibly charged with neglect.
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They way they have been treated by the media is odd as well, I feel that if they had been a family from a poor background they would have had the other children taken into care and possibly charged with neglect.
Your right Anne!. Social services would have been down on them like a dose of salts!.

We were just talking about it yesterday when Ben Needham went missing in Greece and they didn't get the publicty or the travelling to other countries, meeting the pope etc...like this couple have had
post #8 of 21
Boy, I'm sure glad you guys had the same thought I did about them going to dinner and leaving the kids in the hotel. That is simply irresponsible, IMO. No one would be cut any slack in this country if they just ran across the street to McDonalds, let alone a full dinner, and their kid got taken.

I think some of it does have to do with the whole "beautiful people" mentality. Madeleine was a beautiful little girl, no doubt. But the parents look like they could be on the cover of a magazine as well. Why are they being so molly-coddled by the whole world when they LEFT THEIR VERY YOUNG CHILDREN UNATTENDED? Yes, it's tragic that Maddie was taken, but still...
post #9 of 21
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I think she's been murdered
One thing that I remember from the one of the classes I took last fall is that in the majority of these cases if the missing person is still missing longer than 48 hours, most likely s/he is dead.

After being missing for 3-4 days there's little hope that she's still alive.

(PS forgive me if the article states anything I just said...my eyeballs hurt and I can't read the computer screen for long.)
post #10 of 21
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Originally Posted by Rosiemac View Post
I think she's been murdered Like Anne said theres some things that seem strange. A lot of people, including myself wondered why they left their children in the apartment even though they were just across the way having dinner. Then it came out days later how they along with others on the complex saw someone trying shutters one day on some apartments.

I know everyones different on how they handle things, but this couple are smiling way too much for me now.
I am SO with you Susan. I saw an interview with them that just left me cold. Cold as ice. I am highly suspicious of other factors we haven't heard about....
post #11 of 21
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I think she's been murdered Like Anne said theres some things that seem strange. A lot of people, including myself wondered why they left their children in the apartment even though they were just across the way having dinner. Then it came out days later how they along with others on the complex saw someone trying shutters one day on some apartments.

I know everyones different on how they handle things, but this couple are smiling way too much for me now.
It could have been an accidental death. Perhaps one of the parents slapped her (just picture three cranky, overtired, overexcited preschoolers in a hotel room/suite for several days), and she fell and hit her head. That's happened often enough. I still think that's what happened in the JonBenet Ramsey case - she was hit by her brother or one of her parents, and the accidental death was covered up to look like a murder committed by a stranger.

If, indeed, they saw somebody messing with shutters, they'd have to have been out of their minds to leave their children unattended.
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If, indeed, they saw somebody messing with shutters, they'd have to have been out of their minds to leave their children unattended.
This is what i can't understand because they weren't the only ones who saw this person. I said how could they leave them like they did after seeing that?

Thats a good thought though about an accident and obviously panicking?!.
post #13 of 21
According to this somebody has been arrested
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/6251266.stm
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According to this somebody has been arrested
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/6251266.stm
DH has just told me about this - he gets a newsflash thingy on his PC and said they'd arrested an Italian man in Spain - I do hope they get some answers finally.
post #15 of 21
Have you seen this (link below)?

"I think it's fair to say that the guilt that we feel having not been there at that moment, irrespective of whether we had been in the next bedroom or not, will never leave us," Gerry McCann said.

Being in the next bedroom, and being out of the building having dinner are not the same thing!

His wife added: "Certainly the first few days you torture yourself with that but we've had so many letters of support and calls from people saying 'We would have done exactly the same', certainly in those early days that's very important to hear."

They compared the arrangement to having dinner in the back garden while children are asleep in the house.


Can you believe this? There is a HUGE difference - being in a foreign country in a public hotel or in your own back yard!

http://www.smh.com.au/news/world/mad...601736719.html

These two make me really angry!
post #16 of 21
This just breaks my heart
post #17 of 21
I'm agreeing that something really seems fishy! I've googled them...& I don't know what to think. Pretty young girl disappears...way to JonBenet Ramsey for my tastes. It is awful that such a young girl can go missing, though...
post #18 of 21
I heard that these people were arrested for attempting to defraud the 'Find Madeleine' fund of money. I don't think they have been arrested for the actual abduction. However, the news is not always the most reliable source, and I could have heard it wrong also.

I doubt she will be found alive, I'm sad to say.
post #19 of 21
Her parents are idiots. I hope they feel guilty about this, at least, just a little bit. I hope she comes home alive and unharmed, and that the parents never leave her like they did so stupidly that night (and other nights apparently?).
post #20 of 21
There's no way I would leave my children unattended. I mean their other children were only 4 years old weren't they?!!?

Who would leave children that young unattended. I don't care if everyone was doing it, and that they weren't far away - they wouldn't hear if one of the kids woke up with a tummy ache and called for them.

That poor girl probably called out for her parents but nobody was there to hear her - how traumatic.
post #21 of 21
Actually, Madeleine is/was the 4-year-old; her twin siblings are younger.

The latest people arrested have been done so for extortion:http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/6256726.stm
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