Anorak | Britt Lapthorne Let Down By MSM

Britt Lapthorne Let Down By MSM

by | 12th, October 2008

BRITT Lapthorne’s family, mum Elke, father Dale and brother Darren have requested privacy after the confirmation the body found in the sea off Dubrovnik, Croatia, is the missing 21-year-old backpacking holiday maker.


Britt disappeared after visiting the Fuego nightclub in the old quarter of the city during the evening of September 18. Police are still investigating.

“She was at the wrong place at the wrong time,” a distraught Elke Lapthorne told reporters.

Three things must be mentioned.

1. The 17,000 anxious Facebook entries from friends, family and acquaintances desperate to find the missing Melbourne University student. Anorak was alerted by the mother of one of Darren’s pals. This is new, a significant development in the use of social blogspots. Britt’s own travel diary was there.

2. The superb support given to the campaign aiding the search and help the family get to the truth surrounding the facts of her disappearance given by The Age, Melbourne’s morning newspaper. It started the campaign after being alerted via an email from a worried friend who was in the UK. It was ably supported by it’s sister media throughout Australia. Pressure was put on police and the Federal Government to help. It became first a national and then an

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