Child Welfare, Children, Current events, Madeleine McCann

More about Maddie…Little Girl Lost, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Madeleine McCann

Madeleine McCann missing in Portugal. Have you seen her?
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More About Maddie…Little Girl Lost

By Beverly Hicks Burch

Bloggers unite! Please help spread the word about Maddie. There’s still a lot that’s unexplained in this case.

It appears to have unfolded this way:

Late on the evening of May 3rd, 2007, Gerry and Kate McCann, both 38 year old physicians from Rothley, Leicestershire, Great Britain left their three small young children alone in their resort accommodations at Praia da Luz in the Algrave in Portugal. They went to join friends at a tapas bar, reportedly 100 yards away from where the children were sleeping. The McCanns had developed a relay system of peeking in on their babies every 30 minutes. The dad had check in on the children at 9:30 PM. When the mother went for her shift fulfillment at 10:00 PM, a shutter and window were ajar and Maddie was missing from her sleeping place between her twin siblings.

Reportedly, the Portuguese border police were not notified about Maddie’s disappearance for twelve hours. Local police fear that Maddie was abducted by an international adoption ring, or by a ring of sexual predators and pedophiles.

During the two week investigation, police have indicated Brit Robert Murat, 33 as a “person” of interest because of his suspicious actions. Murat lives with his mother on her property, which is located close to the resort where the McCann family was staying. Although Murat has been “alibied out” by his mother, police continue to name him as a person of interest. In the course of the investigation, police have discovered a secret chamber…a dungeon like room on the Murat property.

Additionally, in the last several days, police have developed interest in Russian Sergey Malinka, 22. Malinka is an acquaintance of Murat and had developed a website for Murat. Phone records indicate that Murat and Malinka exchanged several phone calls around the time of Maddie’s disappearance.

The parents have been critical of the police investigation, claiming that Portuguese police have acted slowly and not taken the investigation seriously(!). (This seems like the pot calling the kettle black. In many jurisdictions, the McCann’s actions would be cause for an investigation into child endangerment. Their actions, at best are careless and irresponsible and negligent at worst. Regardless of the fact that this incident was avoidable, no one should suffer the fate of having their child vanish.)

The blogosphere spans the entire glob. If it is indeed a fact that this baby has been snatched and is now human cargo in an adoption or sexual predator/pedophile ring, we can help by plastering this little face all over the internet. Please download the above photo and help spread Maddie’s sweet face all over the internet. I know there will be one family who will be eternally grateful if you do…


The Sydney Morning Herald:

Madeleine McCann – Girl Missing in Portugal Blog:

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