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  1. #196
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    Quote Originally Posted by wicket View Post
    But would this invasive procedure lead parents and caregivers to be less vigilent?
    I don't think so; no one (I believe) would want their child abducted for a minute, even if they knew they could find him or her within hours. (A lot of irreversible damage can be done in a very short time.)


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    Quote Originally Posted by wicket View Post
    I'm still debating about having microscopic chips hidden in a child's body to track their whereabouts - sounds totally high-tech and very invasive - but maybe it should have a shelf life of 18 years and then dissolve. I just feel that we protect our cars so much more than our innocent children. But would this invasive procedure lead parents and caregivers to be less vigilent?
    Funny you should mention that, I brought up that thought to my husband the other day and he looked at me like I was nuts!! He said he wasn't sure he would allow our kids to be "microchipped" but I wouldn't be surprised if it's offered sometime in the near future.
    You won't cry for my absence, I know -
    You forgot me long ago. Am I that unimportant...?
    Am I so insignificant...? Isn't something missing?
    Isn't someone missing me?
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    Please take a moment to see Deanna's Age progression here:
    http://www.missingkids.com/missingki...archLang=en_US
    Deanna Merryfield-missing from Killeen,Tx since July 1990
    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=106164


  3. #198
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    Here's the latest:

    Murat still a suspect:
    http://www.worksoptoday.co.uk/latest...icleid=2879268

    Murat says he's a scapegoat:
    http://www.worksoptoday.co.uk/latest...icleid=2879444


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    This maybe a strange question but I just skimmed over the posts...... WHY ON GODS GREEN EARTH was a 4 year old and two 2 year olds left ALONE?

    Here in Oregon if you leave your child "unattended "for a min while you run into a mini mart the cops can take them from you and Oregon has very strict laws ..... most likely you won't get your child back!

    I am not saying the parents were wrong with what they did I am just asking a question..... anyone???


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    Quote Originally Posted by Seahorseladydi View Post
    This maybe a strange question but I just skimmed over the posts...... WHY ON GODS GREEN EARTH was a 4 year old and two 2 year olds left ALONE?

    Here in Oregon if you leave your child "unattended "for a min while you run into a mini mart the cops can take them from you and Oregon has very strict laws ..... most likely you won't get your child back!

    I am not saying the parents were wrong with what they did I am just asking a question..... anyone???
    No, Seahorse, it is not a strange question at all. I do not understand it either. A lot of us on here do not...but it is done and dusted as they say.. From what I read the resort offered a sitter service and the McCanns appear to be a reasonably affluent family who could easily afford a sitter or nannny. Here if children had been left in this situation the wraith of the law and Social Services would be on their backs.
    This is a sad situation and I think that the family will have to carry the guilt of leaving Maddie forever.It is a terrible and tragic situation but one that may well have been avoided .I feel for the parents as the pain must be just hideous.
    I hope that poor Maddy is returned safe and well but deep inside I doubt that a happy ending will result.
    Sometimes things happen that are just to agonising to understand.


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    IMO the children should not have been left alone ,but sadly that is water under the bridge and little Maddie is missing.
    My heart breaks for the parents even though I dont agree with their idea of safety regarding their children.


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    I wonder what the deal is with this suspect? Do they have anything that points to him or was he just handy for LE?

    This guy was either sincere in wanting to help the parents understand what was being said to them and what they were being asked and he also has a little girl the same age as Maddie and she reminds him of his daughter OR

    he is guilty and wanted to insert himself in the middle of the investigation so that he would know everything that is going on and as he was inside the hotel or whatever that is...if they found his hair there or anything he could say that he had been in the place helping the parents so his hair would likely be there.

    So far I haven't read anything that makes me believe that this guy took Maddie. He just seems to be concerned for her and her parents and is trying to help the parents as much as possible. Who knows though.


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    Part of the suspicion about this man comes from another British case - the murder of Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman by a piece of utter scum called Ian Huntley.

    Huntley inserted himself into that case front and centre. When Robert Murat did the same, a British newspaper journalist contacted the authorities - because she was reminded of Ian Huntley. However, the authorities said they already had their eye on him because of his actions.


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    I believe things continued to add up about Murat. I don't put much stock in his "I'm a scapegoat" comments, they all say that. I just read this article speaking more of the situation with his own daughter:

    http://www.postchronicle.com/news/or...21280927.shtml


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    Quote Originally Posted by CarpeDiem View Post
    I believe things continued to add up about Murat. I don't put much stock in his "I'm a scapegoat" comments, they all say that. I just read this article speaking more of the situation with his own daughter:

    http://www.postchronicle.com/news/or...21280927.shtml
    "His daughter is also said to look 'just like' Maddy. Couldn't it be that a broken heart could have led him to take innocent Maddy."

    If he looked at Maddy as a replacement of his own dd, I would hope and pray that he wouldn't harm her. Miracles do happen, and I'd love to see that he took her to mend his broken heart and she's still in hiding. Has his mother been questioned about Maddy's disappearance? She might be helping Murat hide Maddy.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kezlyn View Post
    Part of the suspicion about this man comes from another British case - the murder of Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman by a piece of utter scum called Ian Huntley.

    Huntley inserted himself into that case front and centre. When Robert Murat did the same, a British newspaper journalist contacted the authorities - because she was reminded of Ian Huntley. However, the authorities said they already had their eye on him because of his actions.
    I remember this case!! Didn't he work at their school, or something? He inserted himself under the guise of caring b/c he knew them from his job, or something. This Murat is acting exactly like Huntley.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Seahorseladydi View Post
    This maybe a strange question but I just skimmed over the posts...... WHY ON GODS GREEN EARTH was a 4 year old and two 2 year olds left ALONE?
    That of course is the first question most asked, but it doesn't change the need to find the innocent child now. I also understand parents do things somewhat differently overseas. It's not uncommon outside the US to see small children lined up in strollers outside a shoppe or cafe as the parents are inside.

    In this situation with Maddie, even if a perp grabbing their child or children was the furthest thing from their minds, obviously the risk of fire never crossed their minds either and the kids left unable to escape, or them waking up and being frightened? I don't get it either. But then again, I think if a lot of us look at the choices we make, we could find things that should be done differently. For example, one thing that is popular in our area is window decals on cars with a childs sports team and the child's NAME emblazoned with big bold letters right there on the window, everywhere they go. I'll never understand why people find that to be a good idea. If people really want the decals, why don't they just stick them on a mirror at home? We could probably go on and on with risks we and our neighbors take everyday. Those things however don't change the culpability of the perps or the urgency to find a missing child. We should all however look closely at all the ways we can minimize the risk of the worst happening, myself included. It really stinks though that an innocent child's life is in the balance while we learn these lessons.


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    Maddy McCann

    Hi everyone! I am new, so bear with me. I would like to know everyone's thoughts on the Maddy McCann story, over in Portugal. She has been missing since May 3rd. Again, hello all!!!!


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    hi and welcome to the forums.


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    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=49339

    here is the link to the thread you want.


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