Originally posted by Flavian
I still feel there is something not quite right with this but i have to admit it looks like i was wrong. The parents need closure one way or the
other, so if it was him, i truly hope he admits where the body is / what happened to her. I am not hopeful though. At the end of the day, if he is
guilty he will gain nothing by showing where a body may be hidden.
I share your feeling that something is not quite right. I live not that many miles from where April was taken, they are said to be still looking and
still nothing found, but even here in the local news there isn't anything substantive any more - there are still items intended to keep it in
people's minds but nothing that might help anyone to find her. Something that sounded like a lead, to me, was reported by the local paper that a
couple in a white/silver van were on the North Pembrokeshire coast, asking children questions earlier on the same day she was abducted. There were a
couple of other incidents reported in Carmarthenshire in the same month, describing a similar van. Having said that, I was out on a country lane the
other day for about 20 minutes and counted 3 white vans passing. There are a lot of them round here.
I've also been looking into Machynlleth a bit, and a lot of very interesting artistic activities, also "green" activities, go on in and around it.
Some quite high-profile people either live there or sometimes attend events there. It occurs to me that maybe she was taken out of Machynlleth all
together. There are, for instance, private helicopter pads in at least two places within a short distance of the town centre. The volunteer
searchers, early on in October, reported that they found a child's purple and pink (April's favourite colour) drinks bottle on the ground in a very
remote spot slightly south of the town, but that they were told not to search the nearby buildings because of dangerous structures, also it was bad
weather at the time. I hope and trust that those buildings were subsequently searched, but could she have been there and have been whisked away from
An elderly gentleman tragically died in a car accident a few days after April disappeared. He lived almost next-door to her and from what was in the
press, he may have been a witness and may have already given information to the police when that happened, though it isn't 100% clear.
I wouldn't want to jeapordise the police enquiries in any way, but feel that if people got their heads together, something more might be found.