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Originally posted by noonebutme
What has the world come to that Facebook and Twitter are considered outlets of breaking news....
We might as well listen to FoxNews for the latest "news" flashes
Originally posted by PurpleDog UK
In addition to the DNA tests the other MAIN distinguishing feature was in Madelines Right Eye....
Below the pupil you can see a 'leeching' of the pupil into the iris called a Colobomas....
It is a very rare condition which affects.............0.007% of the population........
This in addition to DNA evidence would be a very strong indicator....
PDUKedit on 28-7-2011 by PurpleDog UK because: (no reason given)edit on 28-7-2011 by PurpleDog UK because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Gregandgemma
reply to post by CrankyPantsUK
Completely agree. Social media can have a major role in reporting events that the MSM wont. Classic example was privacy issues in the UK.
Have checked the link and no further updates. This isnt even on Sky news yet. They need a good story to break following recent events
Originally posted by mehforfun
i do hope it is her but chances are very slim and if not i know her parents buried the body in a good location.
The parents of Madeleine McCann have been informed of a possible sighting of their missing daughter in India.
The family have been told a British couple reported seeing a child resembling the youngster, who would now be eight years old, in the town of Leh last week.
Madeleine vanished from an apartment in Portugal in 2007 days before her fourth birthday as she holidayed with her parents, Kate and Glasgow-born Gerry.
Clarence Mitchell, spokesman for the McCann family, said they were investigating the sighting but said it was "no more credible" than many other leads they receive.
He told STV News: "Our private investigators have been aware of this report since the weekend and have been trying to establish the truth. Unfortunately there is nothing that leads us to believe that this sighting is any more credible than any of the others we have received over the last four and a bit years.
"Initial reports were very confused - some witnesses said the little girl was about six years old - Madeleine is now eight and would look substantially different from the little girl who was taken. The search for Madeline is very much alive and we will continue to follow up every lead." Mr Mitchell said while the family were "extremely thankful" for all the help received from the public but they had no plans to "get on a plane to India" at this time.
STV News understands the McCann family has not been asked for a DNA sample. Madeleine disappeared from an apartment in Praia da Luz as she slept along with her younger brother and sister. Her parents were nearby at the time having dinner with friends on the complex.
Originally posted by ragsntatters
Yeaaah I don't buy it. Some lady was probably all tired and thought she saw Maddy for whatever reason. The people of Leh are quite fair skinned and would stand out from the generic Indian stereotype. There are quite a few foreign tourists that go to Leh to trek and a few even take kids because they're all hippy and want to connect their kids to the Earth. So I'm thinking the lady was just mistaken and the media there just needed a story to play with, then the OP source picked it just to get those 'special interest' readers to buy their papers
Originally posted by bauldrick
reply to post by CrankyPantsUK
what a horrid thought being returned to the parents that knowingly left her unattended and free to be kidnapped raped or other forms of abuse I hope this child is safe and well but fear she is probaly dead
and the parents need locking up they are sick I for one have never left my children unattended and never will unless they have turned of an age where they can fend for themselves the sight of them two makes me sick to the core they where that selfish they could not care less about the childs safety and well being and intentionaly left her unattended
The child was with a Belgium and French couple, were tourists.