Day 1827: 03 May 2012 Thursday. Madeleine Beth McCann
Wednesday, 2 May, 2012
It's hard to define succinctly how it feels to have reached five years without Madeleine. Impossible, heart-breaking, frightening, exasperating, incomprehensible. Sometimes it feels like forever and at other times, just like yesterday.
What is certain though is that since the Metropolitan Police review was commenced last May, the chances of finding Madeleine and discovering what happened are now significantly greater. Additionally, albeit less importantly, our lives and those of our family have been much more bearable over the past year, simply by knowing those stones are finally being turned.
We hope that the investigation will be reopened in
as this will give us the best possible chance of finding Madeleine and the
person who committed this crime - of solving the case. The term 'mystery'
(commonly used by the media) is not applicable until all possible avenues have
been explored. They haven't been, and can't be until the case is reopened. Portugal
The age-progression image of Madeleine released last week is an important tool in the search for Madeleine. We believe this image bears a strong resemblance to what Madeleine will look like now. Please help us by distributing this image as far and wide as you can. Someone might just recognise her.
Abducted children have been found many years following their disappearance.
We cannot give up. We won't give up. Please keep looking for Madeleine.
And if you know something, please do the right thing:
CONTACT: OPERATION GRANGE on 0207 321 9251 (0044 207 321 9251 from outside the
or Operation.Grange@met.pnn.police.uk UK
OR CRIMESTOPPERS in confidence on 0800 555111; www.crimestoppers-uk.org
We'd like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has helped us, comforted us, battled with us, cried and laughed with us over the past five years. We couldn't have made it this far on our own. Your support has been amazing, invaluable and very, very humbling. Thank you.
And now.... the search goes on!
Kate and Gerry