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Or, indeed, ripping.jaywhat wrote:Saw the first episode of Torn and wonder if it will continue to be as gripping....
Thanks for that!!!!!Just when you thought this had gone away.
as Maddy might still be alive I would sympathise with the parents (whether police resources should be used on the search is another matter); if my daughter had disappeared like this I would never give up looking (of course, I am addressing a mixed audience )stevenw888 wrote:I see Maddy McCann is in the news again.
I have noticed something rather revealing over the last few days, while discussing the McCann case with friends. Men (when there are no women around) will say "For God's sake why doesn't Mrs McCann get over it and move on? surely she realises that this child will never be found and it's time to move forward" (or words to this effect).
However women (or men when there are women around) will say "I quite understandf that Mrs McCann will continue to fight till her dying breath for this case to be revisited/reopened/restarted, as one can never, ever get over the loss of a child."
My sympathies tend to lie with the first statment rather than the second. Is this just because I'm a man? Is it because I don't possess those maternal genes? Can a woman ever get over the loss of her child?
And please! don't let the Daily Express get started on this again!
I have to say that this gobsmacks me, but I won't elaborate till other people have a chance to reactstevenw888 wrote:It may be that Maddy is still alive, but by now she'd be 8 years old and living with another family, who presumably would love her, and had spent a lot of money to purchase her. She'd have no knowledge of her previous life and would (presumably) be happy and content.
I agree that it is unlikely.stevenw888 wrote:Fair point Stephen, but consider the following.
Assuming Maddy McCann was abducted, she was abducted for one of three reasons.
1) Kidnap for ransom
2) Kidnap for onward selling to rich people unable to have children of their own.
or 3) Other horrible stuff that I don't wish to contemplate.
We have never heard of any ransom note being received, therefore we must assume that 1 is untrue.
I think you underestimate what she might remember. I think that it is perfectly reasonable for her parents to keep seeking her whilst this remains a possibility. (Minor Point: I think you mean fluent in Portuguese, not Spanish)Let us, for argument's sake assume that no 2 might be true and that Maddy is now living in Brazil, the daughter of a wealthy couple who paid a lot of money for her. By now she will be a) totally immersed in her current life, b) fluent in Spanish (but not English) and c) have no knowledge of her former existence of her former life.
I disagree.It would not be in her best interests to reunite her with her biological parents.
Nevertheless, if I was that parent, I would still want to know if my child was dead. The worst thing would be living with the uncertainty.If she's dead, then finding her killer is going to be a) very difficult and b) very expensive (...) Catching an opportunist after five years strikes me as an impossible task.