Maddie's parents ask for help
7 June 2007, AMSTERDAM – The parents of missing British four-year-old Madeleine McCann are asking Dutch tourists who have recently been on holiday in Portugal to report any information that might be related to their daughter's disappearance.
7 June 2007
AMSTERDAM – The parents of missing British four-year-old Madeleine McCann are asking Dutch tourists who have recently been on holiday in Portugal to report any information that might be related to their daughter's disappearance.
Gerry and Kate McCann held a press conference at the Hilton Hotel in Amsterdam today.
"We are here specifically to ask for your help," Gerry McCann said. He and his wife are asking anyone who saw a man walking around with a child in the resort town of Praia da Luz around the time of Maddie's disappearance to report to local police.
They are also asking Dutch tourists who took holiday photos in this town around the time of the disappearance to post them on www.madeleine.ceopupload.com. The snapshots may hold possible clues.
The parents have come to the Netherlands because the Dutch are one of the largest groups of tourists that visit the Algarve area of Portugal, where Praia da Luz is located.
Gerry McCann says the police investigation into his daughter's kidnapping has produced little so far. "It is still uncertain who kidnapper her, what their motives were and where she is now."
Still the couple is hopeful. "One telephone call could give us a location or a name, and we are hoping that will happen."
Four-year-old Madeleine was kidnapped from a holiday apartment in southern Portugal at the beginning of May.
The couple will most likely travel to Morocco in the coming days. A woman reported seeing Maddie there with a man.
[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]
Subject: Dutch news