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Missing Maddie – Parents Prepare to Return to UK

Posted by cotojo on September 3, 2007

The parents of missing Madeleine McCann have said that they will sue a Portugese newspaper for publishing a claim that she died after they accidentally gave her too many sedatives. 

Missing Maddie

Chief Inspector Olegario Sousa has also confirmed that Kate and Gerry McCann are not suspects and has no idea where the press got its information. 

Chief Inspector Olegario Sousa

Maddie’s father has also made a plea to the abductor to return their daughter saying that it wasn’t too late to do the right thing.  The plea was made as the family started to make preparations to return home to the UK without their daughter. They feel that they must now make life as normal as possible for their 2 year old twins, Sean and Amelie. 

Gerry and Kate with twins

The school that Maddie should have started classes at last week has kept a desk ready in the hope that she will be there one day to attend.  They have also kept a coat peg and locker to one side for her.  Pupils at the school said a prayer for her safe return and a candle is kept burning there for her. 

French police have been searching a campsite in the Loire Valley after reports of a girl matching Maddie’s description was spotted near Tours. 

Police were called after a man arrived at the site with three children after booking for only two.  It is believed that the man drove away after the alarm was raised.

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10 Responses to “Missing Maddie – Parents Prepare to Return to UK”

  1. cotojo said

    Cheryl – Thanks for your comment.

    Yes you are correct about a previous similar incident which was dealt with in the same slow manner as this is.

    The hope now that the family has returned to the UK is that the police do not wind down their investigation.

    Colin

  2. cheryl said

    maddie. I THINK THE WHOLE SITUATION HAS BEEN DEALT WITH APPALLINGLY. IF YOU READ BACK ON OLD NEWS CUTTINGS FROM PORTUGAL A FEW YEARS AGO A SMALL BOY AGED 6 WENT MISSING FROM NEAR TO WERE MADDIE WAS. THE PARENTS REPORTED THIS TO THE POLICE BUT IT TOOK THE POLICE TWO DAYS TO VISIT THEM. HE WAS SPOTTED A MONTH LATER WITH A MAN . BU AGAIN THE PORTUGESES POLICE FAILED THE CHILD AND THE PARENTS. THEY WERE EVEN THEIR NATIONALITY. SO GOD HELP US.ALL WE CAN DO IS PRAY AS A NATION THAT MADDIE WILL BE RETURNED HOME TO WHERE SHE BELONGS.KEEP YOU SPIRITS UP KATE AND GERRY. THE COUNTRY IS WILLING YOU ON.

  3. cotojo said

    djvizsla – Scientific evidence has not been ‘rubbished’, and it would be fair to say that the full results of DNA tests have not been released. Although they were found by British forensic teams and analysed in the UK, the results were passed to the Portugese Investigators who have refused to confirm any of the results.
    This case has been handled with a certain amount of ineptitude from the outset, and there are many failings. As time goes on we may learn more of what really happened.

    Colin

  4. cotojo said

    Collette – Thank you for your comment.
    There have been many failings with the investigation of Maddie’s disappearance from the outset, and it appears that the investigators are now clutching at straws and by making both parents formal suspects it draws attention away from the police.

    Colin

  5. collette said

    dear god…. please sort it all out and give these parents peace. just one look at their faces is proof enough that they are still searchin for their child..anyone can see they are not true suspects… they are scapegoats.
    Why is the world so bad now…. why cant we even trust the police? something is not right here… someone in our justice system is covering up the truth….. its clear as day!
    Dear god, give this family strength… the odds are against them…. but the world is watching and praying for the truth to unfold.xxx

  6. djvizsla said

    There’s too much “Faith” all round in this. NO evidence of abduction. CLEAR neglect evidence. And when scientific evidence manifests (from UK centre!) it’s rubbished by any “spokesman/friend/family member/hanger-on” you can name. And we presume only car based evidence prevails. All round xenophobic attitude to foreign police methods from citizens of a country whose police executed an INNOCENT foreign man with no accountability whatsoever! I’m ashamed at what I read at times!

  7. cotojo said

    Lisa – Yes it is sad, and they have to resume some sort of normality to their lives with their twins upbringing to think about too.

    I don’t imagine for one minute that they are giving up on Maddie, but it must all be so difficult for them as a family.

    Colin

  8. Sophiagurl said

    this is sad but i think they should also strive to live as normal as possible for the sake of their other kids but that of course would not mean they’re giving up on Madie….aaaarrrgghhhh what a tragedy and all pointless heartache =(

  9. cotojo said

    Niamh – Thank you for your comment.

    I am sure that many will echo the very same sentiments as you have done.
    Hopefully, this investigation will not relax and the publicity will remain high.
    It must be devastating for the family to have to make the decision to return home to the UK without Maddie, but we all hope and pray that there will soon be a time when Maddie is found and reunited with her family.

    Colin

  10. Niamh said

    I am sad to hear that the McCanns are moving back to Uk. I understand their need to make things as normal as possible for their kids but that beautiful little girl will be all alone in a country so far away from her family. I also beleive that if they leave the hunt for Maddy by the police will completely relax and be next to non-existing.

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