Chloe Campbell Is Australia’s Madeleine McCann
MADELEINE McCann: The Star has news of another Maddie:
The Star’s sister paper, the Express, also had the story of the “Maddie lookalike taken from her bed”:
What news, then? The Star reports:
Maddie lookalike taken from family home in copycat snatch
POLICE were last night searching for a three-year-old girl snatched from her family home in a remote outback town.
The outback… Is that in Portugal?
In a chilling echo of the Madeleine McCann case, blonde Chloe Campbell vanished during the night with a sleeping bag and her favourite cuddly toy. Her two older sisters, Janae, eight, and Britney, five, were sleeping alongside her but were not disturbed.
A footprint was found on the roof of a car below an open window and her distraught dad is convinced that she has been snatched by someone who knows the family.
The father is quoted:
“I don’t think there’s any possible way she’s wandered off. She wouldn’t leave the yard by herself”
Chloe is blonde. Like Madeleine. Chloe is three. Like Madeleine was when she vanished. Chloe was at home. Not like Madeleine. Chloe was in Australia. Not like Madeleine. Chloe was last seen by her parents at their Ridgeway Street home in Childers, south of Bundaberg, about 7am on Thursday. Madeleine McCann was last seen on the night of her vanishing.
Chloe’s father, Garth, tells the AAP: “I think it’s got to be someone who knows me, in how they got in, where she sleeps. They knew she was sleeping in front of the TV.”
Still, the tabloids have their angle -it’s always about Madeleine McCann:
Brazil has an Our Maddie – Madeleine McCann: Isabella Nadoni Is Brazil’s Our Maddie
Israel has an Our Maddie – Madeleine McCann: Israel’s Rose Is The International Our Maddie
France has an Our Maddie -Typhaine Taton Is France’s Madeleine McCann
America has an Our Maddie – America’s Madeleine McCann Turns Up Alive
Spain has an Our Maddie – Madeleine McCann: Mari Luz Cortes, Maddy 2 And Gerry McCann Writes
New Zealand has an Our Maddie – Madeleine McCann: Patronising Aisling Symes
South America has an Our Maddie A Madeleine McCann Found In Panama
Holland has an Our Maddie – Madeleine McCann: Milly Boele Is Holland’s Our Maddie
Australia has n Our Maddie – Kiesha Abrahams Is Australia’s Madeleine McCann
The Mirror notes:
Police are leading a huge hunt after the potential kidnapping in Queensland, Australia – which bears striking similarities to the Madeleine McCann case…
The case bears frightening similarities to the disappearance of British toddler Madeleine McCann in 2007. She was also three-years-old when she was taken from her parent’s apartment in the Portuguese resort of Praia Da Luz.
And back in the Star, we are told:
Chloe’s disappearance recalls the riddle surrounding Maddie, who was also three years old when she was taken from a holiday villa in Praia da Luz, Portugal, in May 2007. A picture released by Australian police reveals a startling resemblance between the two young girls.
The Mail says in the story’s URL:
Parents horror: -Three-year-old Australian girl snatched in bedroom intruder case – chilling similarities to Madeleine McCann case.
Adding in the story:
Comparisons have been drawn to missing Brit Madeleine McCann
But only media has made the comparison with this missing child and their benchmark of all missing children. But we do get this:
The case has also reminded locals of the tragic disappearance of four-year-old Eeva Dorendahl and her father Greg Hutchings. The duo went missing from Pottsville – on the Queensland/New South Wales border – in early January, with police discovering their bodies 17 days later.
The Courier Mail (Aus) has news of the mother, Tammy O’Donnell (above):
Chloe Campbell’s distraught mother Tammy makes tearful plea for daughter’s safe return
“If anyone out there has any information please come forward. Can you please, just please bring her home,’’ she sobbed. “Or just drop her somewhere and ring up. She needs to be home with her family and her sisters.’’
Chloe’s sister, Codi Piper-Campbell, asked the public for information outside the family home on Friday.
“I love her, please bring her home,’’ she said.
The Brisbane Times quotes Tammy:
“You were gutsy enough to take her, now have the decency and the guts to bring her home,” she said. “A whole part of me is lost, and I’m not going to get it back until she’s home.”
And then a few facts:
She confirmed that Chloe and her siblings had slept in the family’s lounge room on Wednesday night because it was the school holidays. But by 7 o’clock Thursday morning, she had vanished…. She said she had closed up the house that night, but doesn’t believe the lounge room window had properly locked.
Such are the facts.