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Missing Maddie – 100 Days Tomorrow (Saturday)

Posted by cotojo on August 10, 2007

Tomorrow (Saturday) marks the 100th day since 4 year old Maddie disappeared, and it will be marked with the launch on YouTube of “Don’t You Forget About Me”, which will feature videos of missing children around the world in a bid to raise public awareness about their disappearance.

Missing Maddie

The parents of missing Madeleine McCann have insisted they will not be bullied into leaving Portugal.Locally, there has been a growing backlash against the couple and the local press have made claims that Madeleine was killed in the apartment and not abducted.

The Daily Express reported that the lawyer acting for the only suspect in the case, Briton Robert Murat, said locals wanted “these bloody McCanns” to return to Britain. Murat’s lawyers have said he hopes to receive a letter formally clearing him of his status as a suspect in the coming days or weeks.

Suspect Robert Murat

The McCanns have been besieged by the Portuguese media this week and were forced to change their daily routine of taking their two-year-old twins to the creche at the resort in the seaside village.

McCann Family

Mr and Mrs McCann are said to have found recent suggestions in the Portuguese press that Madeleine was murdered on the night she vanished “very hurtful”. They have consistently said they believe their daughter is still alive.

Chief Inspector Olegario Sousa, of Portugal’s police, stressed again this week that the family were not suspects.

Olegario Sousa

It is also being reported that Portugese police want to question a British man on who was on holiday in Praia da Luz at the same time as the McCanns. He is also said to have helped in the search for missing Maddie.

He arrived in Portugal on April 28, the same day as the McCann’s, and left on May 6, the same day that the McCann’s should have flown home, according Portugese press reports.  The reports also claim that police investigating the disappearance of Maddie, have found the car that he rented from a car hire agency.

They are now trying to establish whether he had any connections with the McCanns.

There has been no comment from Portuguese police, and in the past they have been consistent with their refusal to confirm or deny any reports about the investigation.

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4 Responses to “Missing Maddie – 100 Days Tomorrow (Saturday)”

  1. cotojo said

    Bex – Thank you for your comment, you have echoed what so many others also think.

  2. Bex said

    Aww Plz Plz fiind her she iz sooo cute why on earth would anyone want to put this child through the pain of being away from her mother and father for now 100 days the poor little angel . dont give up maddies parents your little girl needs you to keep up the hope you are giving & she needs the help hope and support of everyone out there shes just a child plz do everything you can to help maddie be found safe and well its not right the poor little girl and i must add that madeleines parent should NOT blame themselves for maddies dissapearance its in no way your faults this person who has took maddie is a sick and evil man he should be locked up and the key thrown away deepest sympathy to maddies parents plz plz find maddie xxx

  3. cotojo said

    Lisa – Yes I know what you mean, it really is so tragic that it is taking so long. I will be keeping an eye on YouTube for the video release tomorrow too.

  4. Sophiagurl said

    arrrgh she is sooo adorable, it breaks my heart just looking at her picture. =(

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