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Help Find Madeleine McCann Email

Summary:
Email forwards asks recipients to help find four year old Madeleine McCann by passing on her photograph and information about her abduction (Full commentary below).

Status:
True

Example 1:(Submitted May 2007)
Subject: Madeleine, Age 3: Please help find Madeleine for her Mummy and Daddy

Passed on by a friend - please take the time to send this one on

On behalf of Kate and Gerry McCann and all the family, please help us find Madeleine.

Madeleine, age 3, was abducted from her bed in the family holiday apartment, Praia De Luz, Algarve, Portugal on Thursday, 3rd May.

Police and all of Portugal are trying to find her. The Portuguese people, holiday makers and ex pats have been a great support to the family and continue their efforts.

You, too can help. Please circulate this plea to publicise Madeleine's photo and ask for information, no matter how small to be passed on to the authorities.

Whether you are in the UK, Portugal, Europe or beyond, please forward to all your family, friends,colleagues and business associates. Someone out there will have some information that will lead to Maddy's return.

The internet can be a powerful tool in finding Maddy, who is so loved and missed by us all.

Let's use it positively. Please pray for Madeleine and all the family at this devastating time. We need your help.We know you won't let Maddy

down.

Madeleine McCann


Example 2(Submitted May 2007)
Madeleine McCann

Please Pass this email on to everyone in your address book and they reckon it could cover 80% of the world's inboxes in 2 weeks.

Madeleine McCann's family believe a new picture of the missing four-year-old could play a vital role in the search for her. The photo of the youngster shows clearly the her distinctive right eye where the pupil runs into the blue-green iris. It is this distinguishing mark that will identify Madeleine to those on the lookout for her, according to aunt and uncle John and Diane McCann.

The Glasgow couple aim to distribute the appeal poster, which features the Crimestoppers telephone number as far afield as they can.

Family friend Andrew Renwick told Sky News that support for the search had been "overwhelming" and her family were extremely grateful.

Mrs McCann said: "The purpose of the poster is to highlight the distinction in Madeleine's eye. "We want to make the most of it, because we know her hair could potentially be cut or dyed." Mr McCann added: "The poster was designed by a friend of the family and I've begun Emailing it to acquaintances in different parts of the world.

"I'm asking people to circulate it the best they can and make it be seen."

Madeleine's Eye Holds Vital Clue
Madeleine McCann 1Madeleine McCann 2

Commentary:
This email forward provides information about the abduction of four-year-old Madeleine McCann and urges recipients to pass the message on in the hope that it will eventually reach someone who has seen the child or has some information that might help locate her.

Unfortunately, the information in the message is true. On May 3 2007, Madeleine disappeared from a resort in Algarve, Portugal where her family was holidaying. The family lives in Rothley, a village in Leicestershire, England.

Police believe that the child was abducted. Child abduction experts from Britain have joined Portuguese police to help in the investigation. In neighbouring Spain, football star David Beckham has made a televised appeal for information about Madeleine. A Scottish businessman has offered a reward of 1 million for information leading to the safe return of the child.

The UK's Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP), has also launched a web-based appeal and poster campaign to help find Madeleine.

The CEOP website lists the following phone numbers for reporting information about Madeleine:

Call Portuguese Police direct on 00351 282 405 400
Call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111


References:
Madeleine parents 'won't give up'
1 million reward offered in search for British girl
HELP FIND MADELEINE McCANN
Police 'doing all they can' to find abducted Madeleine McCann

Last updated: 18th May 2007
First published: 12th May 2007

Write-up by Brett M.Christensen