posted on May, 10 2013 @ 08:51 PM
One point I was making though was, when was this evidence found at Mark Bridger's home? It was searched very early on, around the time he was
arrested, yet there doesn't seem to be an indication that it was found at that time. He has been in custody since then, so are they saying the
evidence was there all the time and they kept missing it?
I'm not saying he isn't guilty - he might be - but there are one or two other elements that disturb me about the evidence here. One, that they are
relying on the report of a little girl that she got into his car and looked happy - not saying either that the little girl is not to be trusted, but
it so happened that an elderly man who was also a witness was killed as he drove his car back from North Wales a few days after the abduction. As a
previous post pointed out, the original description of the vehicle involved with April wasn't anything like Mark Bridger's vehicle, however it
sounded very like one that was reported to the police by a headmistress earlier on the same day of the abduction, approaching school children in
Solva, Pembrokeshire, which was described in the local press at the time as driven by a "couple". Drive-time-wise, the journey up the coast from
Solva to Machynlleth would have tied in with April's abduction in the afternoon. Also, one of the early descriptions of the abduction - by a child,
don't know whether this was the same one who has just featured in the court evidence - talked about "they" in the vehicle that took April - not
"he". It was reported that one or more of those that April had been playing with were Mark Bridger's own children - wouldn't they have recognised
their father? Also, some of the volunteer searchers who, early on, were at what sounded like farmland in the surrounding countryside, found a
water-bottle on the ground, pink and from memory, possibly with some purple on it as well - pink being April's favourite colour and a water-bottle
being something she might well have used. A volunteer said in a "blog" that it was taken away as possible evidence but after it was found, the
volunteers were told to stop searching up there, the wet weather being the given reason, when some people might have wanted to go on to search a
derelict farm building that was nearby. Was that farm building ever searched - and/or was it a convenient sort of spot for a helicopter to land, and
did the police investigation include that possibility? Apparently they closed the roads off pretty quickly after it happened, but there are
helicopters in that area sometimes.
Those are some questions I'd like to see answered before I'd be willing to settle on who might have done this.